Dog owners in Georgia are held responsible for injuries their pets cause. Violent dog attacks and bites can be very serious, especially to young children. Dog attacks are often covered under home or renter's insurance polices so if you are injured by an animal, you have the right to pursue compensation. Dog bites are a lot more common than many people think. The American Humane Society estimates that every year there about 800,000 dog bites that require medical attention.
About 70 percent of fatal dog attacks happen to young children. There are many reasons that young children are particularly susceptible to dog attacks, some of them being that children are more likely to wander over to a strange dog and may do something that the dog sees as aggressive. Children are also closer to a dog's face level and therefore are more likely to be bitten in the face. If your child has been bitten or attacked by a violent dog, call a personal injury lawyer in Georgia.
Dog bites can hurt in many different ways. In addition to your medical bills and lost wages you may have a right to money for future treatments for your condition, counseling and pain and suffering. Many people develop a fear of dogs were being outdoors after a severe animal attack and require psychological treatment. It should not be up to you and your family to pay for all of these expenses. Call a personal injury lawyer in Georgia at The Berry Law Group today.