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Dog Bite Lawyer in Atlanta, GA
If You Were Attacked by a Dog, Call a Skilled Legal Professional
Dog Bite Liability: Property Owner Negligence & the One Bite Rule
WHAT IS THE ONE BITE RULE?
Under Georgia’s “one bite rule,” dog owners are not strictly liable for injuries their animals inflict unless the dog is considered vicious. In these cases vicious generally refers to whether the dog has previously injured another person, however, the owner could still be held liable if they were recklessly keeping the dog.
Can My Dog be Put Down for Biting Someone?
Your dog might be put down for biting someone but it is unlikely. Your dog will be put down for having a history of aggression including biting. Circumstances around the dog bite are also taken into account. Factors such as whether or not the dog was provoked, acting in self defense. Animal control or the victim of the bite can also have your dog be petitioned a dangerous animal, and if your dog is declared “dangerous” your dog will now have to walk around with a muzzle in public. You may also have to place a sign in front of your yard warning others of your dangerous animal. After a bite, your dog might be seized by animal control and held until a determination is made about what will happen to the dog.
Can Animal Control Take your Dog for Biting Someone?
If your dog bites someone but it doesn’t cause severe injury or death, your dog can’t be detained or killed. Animal control may investigate your dog to determine if it is a dangerous dog.
Contact the Law Office of Brandon Dixon, P.C.
If you want to find out more about who is responsible and how to recover fair compensation after a dog attack, Atlanta dog bite lawyer Brandon Dixon may be able to help. He and our team are committed to the successful resolution of your claim and will fight in or out of the civil courtroom to pursue the best possible outcome on your behalf. Contact us today!
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Brandon Dixon is a results-driven attorney who is not afraid to take on a challenge if it will help his clients succeed. He offers skilled representation and legal counsel to individuals, families, businesses, and juveniles in Atlanta.
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