A Brief Guide for Dog Bite Victims
More and more recently, the news reports serious injuries to innocent people resulting from animal attacks. Even lifelong dog lovers have been bitten by dogs. At time this happens near the home of dog owners who ignore or even abuse their pets. In the past, dog bite victims had limited options for seeking recourse against pet owners. Even if they did nothing to provoke the animal and they suffered serious injuries from vicious animals.
Current Georgia law seems to provide loopholes for dog owners whose dogs injure victims in attacks. Insurance companies’ efforts to exclude dog bite injuries from coverage are also affecting the landscape of animal attack law and recovery. However, both aspects are currently in transition.
Dog bite victims are encouraged to investigate the incident with the help of a knowledgeable personal injury attorney. This means documenting the injury and doing what you can to identify the owner of the both the animal and the property on which the attack took place. Often, the investigation can lead to a claim against the owner’s insurance policy. Often, a settlement agreement can be reached to compensate the victim for the injuries and other damages. In fact, a large settlement was recently obtained by a dog bite victim in Illinois.
Don’t let a negligent home or business owner and potential pet abuser walk away from liability for a vicious animal attack causing serious injury. If you or a loved one has been involved in an animal attack or been a dog bite victim in Georgia, contact The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller today for a free consultation to discuss your options.