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: If your dog bites someone due to your negligence—on or off your property— the victim has a potential legal claim against you for medical expenses and related costs. Most homeowners insurance policies provide personal liability coverage that protects the insured from negligence claims, including ones arising from a dog bite. Any insurance settlement […]

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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 Animal Control Report can help a dog […]

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

Key Points: The amount of time it takes to reach a settlement agreement and receive compensation in dog bite claims depends on factors such as the types of injuries sustained, medical expenses, and if negligence is obvious. Collecting evidence that proves liability and presenting it early to the insurance company will speed up the compensation […]

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

Key Points: A child’s small size and trusting nature make them more vulnerable to serious dog attacks. If a dog owner is found to be negligent, they and their insurance company can be held liable for paying for your child’s injuries. Compensation for a dog attack should including all costs, including past and future medical […]

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Crucial Information You Should Collect After a Georgia Dog Bite or Attack

Crucial Information You Should Collect After a Georgia Dog Bite or Attack

Key Points: You or a Georgia lawyer who specializes in dog bite cases can prove a dog’s owner’s negligence with prompt investigation and documentation. Evidence including key documents, photos, videos, and witness statements after a dog attack can help build a solid claim. In many cases, owners of dangerous dogs can be held liable for […]

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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: If you have been attacked by a dog, the dog’s owner may be held liable for your injuries. The at-fault party’s homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, or even business policy may offer coverage for your dog bite injury claim. To establish a dog owner’s liability in a dog bite case, the dog must have […]

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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: Dog bite victims may be required to pay subrogation for any money recovered in excess of their medical costs under state or federal law Insurance subrogation allows an insurer to be reimbursed for medical costs of their insured from the at-fault individual’s insurance company Health insurance companies will place medical liens on various […]

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Understanding Georgia Dog Bite Laws

Understanding Georgia Dog Bite Laws

Key Points: The state of Georgia allows dog bite and dog attack victims to recover compensation from negligent dog owners and keepers. To prove liability in a dog bite or dog attack case, it must be shown that the dog owner was aware of previous attacks or dangerous behavior or that the owner failed to […]

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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: Dog bite injuries can range from minor cuts and abrasions to life-altering injuries or even death. Bacterial infections from dog bites are common and can be extremely dangerous, if not treated right away. You may be entitled to compensation for injuries resulting from dog bites. For many households, dogs are a significant and […]

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