Beware of Dog

Yard Signs That Can Impact Dog Bite Legal Claims in Georgia 

When a dog owner’s negligence causes someone to be attacked, the victim may have a legal claim for compensation for their dog bite injuries. Some dog owners post signs in their yards to warn others about their animals and to discourage people from entering their property. Many of these dog owners think that posting yard […]

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How Damages Are Calculated in a Georgia Dog Bite Case 

If you or someone close to you has sustained severe injuries due to a dog bite in Georgia, then you know the physical, emotional, and financial toll it can take during and after the recovery.   Luckily, under Georgia’s tort law (O.C.G.A. § 51-2-7), victims can pursue compensation for these damages. While the amount you may be able […]

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How to Recover the Compensation You Deserve for Dog Bite Scars

How to Recover the Compensation You Deserve for Dog Bite Scars

If you’ve been attacked by a dog, then you know the pain and suffering the resulting injuries can cause. But even after the pain begins to fade, the scars from dog bites can be life-long reminders of the trauma you faced, leading to emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. Following a dog attack, scarring […]

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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 Georgia landlords are often 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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Delivery Drivers in Georgia: Your Legal Rights in Dog Bite Cases

Key Points: You may know that there has been an increase in dog bites involving delivery drivers in Georgia. This is likely because of the rise of online shopping and food delivery services, which means that more drivers are interacting with dogs on their routes. From large parcel couriers like Amazon, Fed Ex, or UPS […]

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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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Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Important Facts About Pitbull Dog Bites

Key Points: When the American Pitbull Terrier came to this country, it became an all-around working dog, cattle herder, hunting partner, and family protector. In the early 1900s, Pitbulls were even called “nanny dogs” because of their loyal and gentle nature toward humans, and especially children.  But sadly, as time passed, bad owners began to exploit […]

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The Average Settlement for Dog Bite Cases in Atlanta

Key Points: How Much Is Your Dog Bite Case Worth? The value of a dog bite case can vary depending on the severity of the injuries. Small cases with minor injuries may be worth up to $50,000. More serious cases with permanent injuries may be worth $100,000 or more. In Georgia, cases involving children, facial […]

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The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

The 10 Dog Breeds That Are Most Likely to Bite

Key Points: Some Dog Breeds Are Known to Bite More Often Than Others Usually, when dogs bite, it is because they have been frightened, threatened, or are guarding something they consider their territory, such as their food dish, yard, family members, or a favorite toy. However, some dogs have been specifically bred and trained over […]

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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 Today, Americans are choosing small dogs as companions more often than larger breeds. In fact, according to the American Kennel Club, most dogs registered in the U.S. are small breeds.  This may be because small dogs are less expensive to feed and may not require a large yard in which to run. Why […]

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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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How Muscle and Ligament Damage May Be Caused by Dog Bites

Key Points: Although dogs are often playful and loving companions, dog bites are a common occurrence. When a dog attacks, its bite can injure the victim’s soft tissues and bones badly enough to make daily tasks a challenge. If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, then the dog’s owner may be responsible for your […]

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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’s Responsible Dog Ownership Act, a dog’s owner may be held liable for damages if their pet attacks another person or animal—even […]

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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

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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