Dog Bite Attorneys in Savannah
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Man’s best friend is not always so friendly. Although many pets seem well-behaved to their owners, when unfamiliar faces come around, it can result in a serious attack.
If you have been attacked by someone else’s dog, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys can provide reliable legal advice regarding the next steps you should take. Our Savannah dog bite lawyers are known for achieving fair settlements for our clients.
If someone else’s animal has attacked you, call (912) 809-5335 now to get a ferocious legal team on your side.
Injuries Caused by Vicious or Dangerous Animals
Under Georgia law, specifically O.C.G.A 51-2-7, the owners of vicious or dangerous animals can be held liable for injuries caused to others. This statute applies to nearly every kind of animal and almost all animal behaviors that lead to injury.
The owner of a vicious dog could be liable if:
- The owner was negligent in his or her management of the animal
- This negligence led to the injuries of the victim
- The victim did not provoke the animal
If you can prove these three elements, you can file a lawsuit against the animal’s owner or keeper. However, this is much easier said than done. We highly recommend that you proceed with a claim only after you seek the advice of our knowledgeable dog bite attorneys in Savannah.
Is Georgia a One-Bite Rule State?
Some states limit the liability of a dog owner if they had no reason to think that their dog would bite someone, i.e., the dog never acted aggressively before and certainly never bit anyone before. Georgia is not such a state, though. In Georgia, dog owners are strictly liable for the harm caused by their animals, intentionally or accidentally, and regardless of that animal’s known behaviors.
Handling Insurance Company Interference
You are probably wondering who will be able to pay for your damages after a dog attack. Suing someone directly often does not pay off because they probably lack the finances required to pay the damages like medical bills and lost wages. Does that mean you are out of luck if you are bitten by a dog?
In Georgia, homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies usually supply coverage in case the policyholder’s dog bites someone, even if the animal attack happens off the related property. When you try to seek damages after suffering a dog bite, you should not be surprised if your inquiries are answered by an insurance company. Furthermore, you should pay close attention to what you say to the insurance company, going as far as to say nothing to them. You are not legally obligated to provide any statement to the opposing insurance company upfront. To avoid saying the wrong thing – which is exactly what the insurance adjuster wants you to do – allow our Savannah dog bite attorneys to do all the talking for you.
Don’t Miss the Deadline
If you are the victim of an animal attack, it is important to begin the legal process as soon as possible. Whatever you do, make sure you don’t miss the deadline to file your claim. You only have two years from the date of the injury to start a lawsuit. After the two-year statute of limitations expires, you will most likely be unable to file.
We Are Here to Help
Dog attacks can happen in an instant, but the ramifications can last a lifetime. How will your story end? Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys is ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve. Let our Savannah dog bite attorneys take on the powerful insurance company and work to recover what you are owed.
Get started today with a free consultation when you call (912) 809-5335.
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