Dog bites are responsible for nearly 5 million injuries per year.
Aggressive dogs bite more than 500,000 people annually, resulting in approximately 12 fatalities. The majority of these victims are children. Although most dogs are not hostile, even the calmest dog can bite. If you are bitten by a dog, make sure you thoroughly clean your wounds. You should also seek medical assistance and advice from a doctor about the possibility of rabies. If you have no prior relationship with the dog or the owner, notify the local animal control board about the incident. Animal control officers may be able to track down the dog and establish when it was last vaccinated for rabies. If you, or someone you know, believes there may be a case involving a dog bite please
contact our office immediately at (404) 761-1212 or (770) 964-2847 to consult a dog bite attorney.
There are several factors that determine whether a dog's owner is liable in the event that an attack occurs.
- Use of a "Beware of Dog" warning sign
- Dog's previous behavior
- Laws of the state where the bite took place
- Whether the dog was provoked