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When is an Owner Responsible for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

When is an Owner Responsible for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 6-Apr-2017

If you suffered an injury due to a dog bite or attack in Georgia, you might be eligible to sue to dog owner for monetary damages related to your injury.

Georgia’s Negligence Law

To prove that a dog owner is liable under Georgia law, the injured individual must demonstrate the following elements:

  • The dog is dangerous and vicious
  • The dog owner was careless with the animal or let it “go at liberty,” resulting in injury
  • The injured individual did not provoke or aggravate the dog

Georgia is considered a “negligence” state, which means that – in order to prove liability – an injured party must prove that a dog owner knew that their pet was “dangerous” or “vicious” and acted without reasonable care to restrain the dog or protect the other individual from harm. In addition, the state law specifies that a leash ordinance may be used to prove that a dog is capable of “vicious propensities.”

Let Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Help You

At The Weinstein Firm, LLC, we are committed to helping those injured in a dog attack in Georgia. With decades of experience, our Atlanta personal injury attorney can thoroughly review your case and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the monetary damages you deserve. Let us fight tirelessly for you while you make the best recovery possible from injury.

Contact us and request a free initial consultation today.

Categories: Dog Bites