Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyer
What happens if I get attacked or bit by a dog?
Typically the owner of the dog is responsible for that dog’s behavior and they have the duty to exercise reasonable care with respect to their dog.
Once a dog has attacked or be threatening or has bitten someone previously, the owner is going to be responsible for any subsequent bites that dog inflicts on people, and we have many cases where dogs have bitten children or other adults after it was known to be an aggressive dog and typically those types of claims will be covered by home owners insurance so that if a pet has attacked someone and the owner of the dog is the owner of a home, the homeowners insurance policy can be used to pay damages to the person that was attached. If the person does not have homeowners insurance coverage, they are usually responsible themselves to pay the damages. But unless they have resources that are sufficient to pay those types of damages, it’s difficult to pursue cases where there is no insurance.
Hi I’m Jonathan Johnson, I’ve been a trial lawyer for over 23 years, I’m admitted to practice here in Georgia and in New York and if you have any questions about your case feel free to gives us a call, we give a free consult on any wrongful death or personal injury case and we do take cases all over the country so if you have a case anywhere that fits that description we will certainly happy to talk to you about it and won’t charge you anything for the phone call to discuss it with us.