Dog Bite Attorney in Bulloch County
Assisting Victims of Animal Attacks in Emanuel County
When a dog bites, the injuries can be severe and life-altering. In addition to the physical pain and suffering, dog bite victims often suffer from emotional trauma and may require extensive medical treatment and time off work to recover. If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
At Josh D. Tucker, we understand the unique challenges dog bite victims face. Our Bulloch County dog bite lawyer is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
We have a proven track record of success and are prepared to put our experience to work for you. Call our office at (912) 715-8251 or contact us online to request a free, no-obligation consultation.
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Georgia Dog Bite Laws
Georgia is a “one-bite” state, which means that dog owners are not automatically liable for the first time their dog bites someone. However, dog owners can still be held liable for a dog bite injury even if the dog has never bitten anyone before. This is because Georgia law recognizes that dog owners should be held responsible for their pets’ actions.
Under Georgia’s dog bite laws, a dog owner can be held liable for a bite if:
- The dog was not properly restrained or confined at the time of the bite
- The dog was not on a leash and was not within a fenced-in area
- The dog was not properly supervised
- The dog was not properly trained
- The dog was not properly cared for
- The dog was not properly vaccinated
Additionally, if a dog owner is aware that their dog has bitten someone before, they can be held strictly liable for any subsequent bites. This means that the dog owner can be held liable for the victim’s damages regardless of whether they were negligent in any way.
What to Do After a Dog Bite
After a dog bite, it is important to take the right steps to protect your health and your right to recover compensation.
Here’s what you should do:
- Get to safety: If you can, move to a safe location away from the dog.
- Identify the dog: If you don’t know the dog that bit you, try to identify it. If you can, take a picture of the dog with your phone.
- Get medical attention: Even if your injuries are minor, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible. Dog bites can cause serious infections, and you may need a tetanus shot or other treatment.
- Report the bite: Report the dog bite to the local animal control agency or police department. They will investigate the incident and determine whether the dog is a threat to public safety.
- Document the incident: Write down everything you can remember about the incident, including the date, time, and location of the bite, the dog’s owner, and any witnesses. Take pictures of your injuries and the location where the bite occurred.
- Do not give a statement to the insurance company: The dog owner’s insurance company may contact you and ask you to give a recorded statement. Do not do this. Anything you say can be used against you to reduce the value of your claim.
- Contact a dog bite lawyer: An attorney can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process.
Request a Free Consultation Today
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Bulloch County dog bite lawyer can help you understand your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
We are proud to serve clients throughout Bulloch and Emanuel Counties and the surrounding areas, and we are available to take your call 24/7. Reach out at (912) 715-8251 today!