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Dog Bites

Dog Bites

A dog attack can be extremely traumatic. Dog aggression can result in long-lasting anxiety, in addition to the physical wounds that you would normally associate with a dog bite.

Injuries which are typically associated with a serious dog bite can include:

  • Deep contusions
  • Fractures
  • Amputations
  • Serious head and face injuries
  • Long term emotional scars

Georgia’s Dog Bite Statute
Georgia’s dog bite statute can be found at O.C.G.A. 51-2-7 in the state’s code of laws. In addition to dog bites. In order to prove that an animal’s owner is liable under the statute, the injured person must show that

  • the animal is vicious or dangerous
  • the owner was careless with the animal or let it “go at liberty,” which caused the injury
  • the injured person did not provoke the animal

Georgia is a “negligence” state when it comes to dog bites and other animal-related injuries. This means that in order to prove liability, an injured person must prove that an animal’s owner knew that the animal was “vicious” or “dangerous” and acted without reasonable care to restrain the animal or protect other people from injury. The Georgia statute specifies that a leash ordinance may be used to prove that a dog had “vicious propensities.”

Contact our trusted team of injury lawyers at Yuan Law Group. Call 678-782-2890 to receive a free case evaluation and consultation, with expert legal guidance on how to proceed with your case.