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How the Location of a Dog Bite Plays a Role in a Dog Bite Legal Claim 

Dog attacks can happen any time and any place in Metro Atlanta, though they are more likely to occur in familiar places such as homes, yards, neighborhood streets/sidewalks, and dog parks. When a dog attack is caused by the owner’s negligence, the victim is entitled to compensation for their injuries. In certain cases, the victim […]

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How Health Insurance Companies Will Subrogate Dog Bite Bills

Key Points: Receiving the Daunting Letter from Your Healthcare Provider Receiving a letter from your healthcare provider informing you that they are investigating the medical costs from a dog bite and are considering not paying them is a situation no one wants to face. Unfortunately, this happens frequently. Health insurance companies often scrutinize the cause […]

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FAQ’s about Dog Bite Laws in Georgia and How they Apply to Dog Bite Settlements

Key Points: What are the Purposes of Georgia Dog Bite Laws? States enact laws for various reasons, including maintaining order, regulating behavior, and setting standards. One key purpose is to protect residents, which is particularly relevant in laws about personal injuries, such as dog bites. For example, Georgia has specific laws concerning dog bites to […]

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Maximizing Your Compensation for Dog Bite Injuries: A Comprehensive Guide

Key Points: After suffering injuries from a dog attack, securing the highest possible compensation is understandably a top priority. The financial toll of dog bite incidents can be substantial, encompassing medical expenses, lost income, and adjustments to daily living. This is especially true in cases of disfiguring injuries, where quantifying the impact on your life […]

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How to Seek Compensation if Bitten by an Unvaccinated Dog

Key Points:  Dog bites, whether from a playful nip gone wrong or an aggressive attack by a stray, can be both frightening and medically serious, particularly if the dog is unvaccinated. Such incidents not only pose immediate physical risks but also increase the danger of transmitting diseases like rabies. This makes understanding how to navigate […]

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The Impact of Yard Signs on Dog Bite Legal Claims in Atlanta

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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Damages that can be Calculated into a Dog Bite Settlement in Atlanta 

Imagine enduring the harrowing ordeal of a dog bite in Atlanta, experiencing not only the physical wounds but also the emotional scars and financial strain that linger long after the incident. The journey to recovery can be arduous and costly. Fortunately, Georgia’s tort law (O.C.G.A. § 51-2-7) offers a beacon of hope, allowing victims to […]

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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?

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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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

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

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

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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Essential Information to Gather Following a Dog Bite or Attack in Atlanta

Key Points: If you, your child, or another family member has been attacked and injured by someone else’s dog, it’s crucial to know the next steps. First and foremost, seek medical attention to address any injuries sustained in the attack—this ensures your safety and starts the documentation process needed later. After ensuring medical care, the […]

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Seeking Medical and Legal Assistance Following a Dog Bite: Why It Matters

Key Points: Every day in Atlanta and the surrounding areas, people are bitten by dogs. These injuries range from minor puncture wounds that can be treated at home to severe maulings that require hospitalization, extensive medical treatment, and multiple surgeries to repair the damage. Since even small dog bites can lead to infections, it’s important […]

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Building a Strong Case for Your Atlanta Dog Bite Claim Against a Homeowner

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 Atlanta 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 Win Your Dog Bite Claim by Proving Owner Negligence

Key Points: Being bitten by a dog does not automatically guarantee compensation. To receive dog bite compensation, you must prove that the dog owner was negligent in handling their dog, and that this negligence directly resulted in the bite. Proving negligence requires gathering evidence, which can be a demanding task. Without evidence, you have no […]

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