Atlanta Dog Bites and Animal Attacks Lawyers
We've all heard the expression "every dog gets one free bite." Not necessarily so. Georgia's dog bite statute, O.C.G.A. §51-2-7, entitles dog bite victims to compensation if: (a) a dog was off of its leash in violation of a city leash law; (b) an owner has mismanaged a dog that has previously demonstrated violent tendencies; or (c) a dog owner knew of his pets dangerous tendencies but failed to take adequate precautions to prevent injuries. In the first instance, there is no "free bite"; a dog owner is, essentially, strictly liable for violating the leash law, regardless of his prior knowledge of his pet's violent tendencies. The attorneys of Fried & Bonder have successfully advocated on behalf of dog bite victims to get their clients the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, contact Fried & Bonder.