The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

Key Points: While any dog can bite, some are bred or trained to be more aggressive than others. Properly socializing dogs will make them less likely to attack. In Georgia, dog owners can be found liable for injuries if the dog has a history of biting. Some Dog Breeds Are Known to Bite More Often […]

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Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Key Points: Pitbulls bites are more likely to cause significant injuries than many other dog breeds. Appropriate and immediate medical care for any dog bite can help the victim avoid infection and other complications. Proper socialization and training of Pitbulls can result in a welcome companion and family dog, but it requires consistency from owners. […]

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Small Dog Attacks Happen, Here’s What You Should Know

Small Dog Attacks Happen, Here’s What You Should Know

Key Points Smaller dogs are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. No matter the size of the dog, bites and attacks can be dangerous and lead to infections or other complications. Temperament is usually a better indicator than breed when it comes to the likelihood of a dog attack. Today, Americans are choosing small […]

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Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Dog Bite Legal Claims?

Key Points: When you buy a home, you purchase an insurance policy to protect your property—the structure of the house as well as the belongings you keep there. While homeowners insurance is typically used to pay for property damage related to your home, most policies provide personal liability coverage as well. Personal liability coverage pays […]

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Closeup view of a man with torn jeans and various bandages on his lower legs and feet, standing next to his cute Beagle who does not seem to notice the problem

How Muscle and Ligament Damage May Be Caused by Dog Bites

Key Points: Dog bites can do severe damage to muscles, tissues, ligaments, tendons, and bones. Even if the skin is not broken, it’s still possible to suffer a crushing injury from a dog bite. It’s important to seek medical attention as soon after a dog attack as possible. A personal injury attorney can help you […]

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How to Make a Georgia Dog Bite Report or Animal Control Report

Having a dog bite report or animal control report made after you have been attacked is an important part of proving and winning a Georgia or Atlanta area dog bite case. This article by our Atlanta dog bite attorneys may guide you thorough the process. Key Points: An Overview of Georgia’s Dog Bite Laws Much […]

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How Long Does It Take to Receive Compensation After a Dog Bite?

Key Points: Dog attacks are a widespread occurrence in Georgia and often result in life-changing physical and emotional trauma for victims. The devastating effects of dog bites can include a variety of financial costs, such as medical expenses and lost wages, and nonfinancial costs, such as pain and suffering and diminished quality of life. Recovering […]

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How to Obtain Compensation When a Child Is Attacked by a Dog

Key Points: Because of their size and trusting nature, children are often the victims of serious dog bites and attacks. In fact, according to the CDC (Center for Disease and Control), dog bites are a more significant health problem for children than measles, mumps, and whooping cough combined. They are also more common than injuries […]

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A woman is left with puncture marks and a bruise on her leg after a dog bite

Why It’s Important to Seek Medical Attention and Legal Help After a Dog Bite

Key Points: Every day in Georgia, people are attacked and bitten by dogs. The injuries from these attacks can range from small puncture wounds that might be treated at home to out-and-out mauling, which can result in hospitalization, extensive treatment, and multiple reconstructive surgeries. Because even small dog bites can lead to infections, knowing how […]

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Prove Your Georgia Dog Bite Case Against a Home Owner

This legal guide explains who may be held responsible as an owner and how to recover settlement compensation or a verdict awarded for injuries in your Georgia dog bite case. Key Points: Under Georgia dog bite laws, negligent dog owners and keepers may be held liable for damages when dogs injure people by biting, attacking, […]

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How to Prove a Dog Bite Case Under Georgia Law

How to Prove a Dog Bite Case Under Georgia Law

Key Points: So, you or a family member has been seriously injured by a dog bite in Atlanta or elsewhere in Georgia. Your first instinct might have been to chalk it up to bad luck and try to move on. After all, you can’t sue a dog, right? Don’t give up hope. In many cases, […]

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How to Get the Maximum Amount of Compensation from Your Dog Bite Injury

When you’ve been the victim of a dog attack and are injured, getting the maximum dollar amount for compensation is no doubt, on your mind. Rightly so. Dog bites and their aftermath can be very costly in terms of medical bills, lost work, and lifestyle changes. Particularly if your appearance has been changed because of […]

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Why Your Health Insurance May Ask for Reimbursement After Paying for a Dog Bite

Why Your Health Insurance May Ask for Reimbursement After Paying for a Dog Bite

Key Points: When a dog attack disrupts your life, if you have medical insurance, medical bills are usually sent to your health insurance provider. This is because when it comes to billing, hospitals work directly with your health insurance provider, instead the dog owner.   Once billed, your health insurance company then evaluates the accident, the […]

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Understanding Georgia Dog Bite Laws

Understanding Georgia Dog Bite Laws

Key Points: State of Georgia Law allows dog bite and dog attack victims to recover money from negligent dog owners and keepers. This is true when an owner or keeper knows of a dog’s vicious nature but fails to properly control the dog. It can also be true when the owner/keeper carelessly allows a dog […]

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Can a Landlord Be Held Liable for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

Can a Landlord Be Held Liable for a Dog Bite in Georgia?

This Georgia legal guide is provided by The Millar Law Firm, Georgia dog bite lawyers who specialize in helping the injured victims of dog attack cases. Key Points Most Georgia landlords are not liable to third parties for damages due to the negligence of a tenant, due to a legal concept known as “out of […]

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What Types of Injuries Can Dog Bites Cause?

Key Points: For many households, dogs are a significant and cherished part of the family. But, the unfortunate fact is that even beloved family pets can bite. Injuries from dog bites and attacks may include both major injuries and complications such as bacterial infections and scars or disfigurement. Other incidents can be as minor as […]

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