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What legal theories apply to a dog bite case?

As previous posts here have noted, dog ownership comes with many responsibilities. However, even when a dog owner is not aware of any dangerous propensities of their pet, it may be possible to hold them liable for a dog bite. When an individual suffers harm due to a dog bite, that individual may be able to seek legal recourses through a civil action. However, in order to obtain a monetary award, the victim needs to consider what legal theory of liability will apply in the matter.

Holding a dog owner liable for a dog bite in Georgia

Owning a pet is fairly common in Georgia and other states. Whether it is a cat, dog, rabbit, bird or fish, owning a pet comes with many responsibilities. It means caring for it, keeping it safe and ensuring it is healthy. Beyond that, owning a pet means protecting others that come in contact with the pet. With regard to dog owners, dog bites are a major concern. And, when a dog bites someone, they can be held accountable for the harm suffered by the bite victim.

Helping you take action following a dog bite

Owning a pet is very typical for residents in Georgia. For those that consider themselves dog people, there are many responsibilities that come with being a dog owner. This goes beyond ensuring that their dog is fed, bathed, healthy and taken care of. Dog owners have the responsibility of protecting the public from their dog. While it may not be apparent that a dog has dangerous propensities, if a dog owner fails to warn visitors about their dog's behaviors or allows their dog to run at large, the dog owner may be responsible for any injuries caused by the dog.

Study examines dog breeds in dog bite cases involving children

Dogs may be "man's best friend," but even a seemingly-friendly dog can bite. Dog bites can result in serious physical injuries. Dog bites can also cause significant emotional trauma. People in Richmond Hill may wonder if some dog breeds are more prone to bite than others, and a recent study examined that question specifically with regards to dog bites to children.

Can trespassers sue for dog bite injuries?

It is common for Georgia residents to see "beware of dog" signs posted on their neighbors' gates, fences and homes. These signs warn others that a canine is present in the house or yard and that the dog may not be restrained. Signs of this nature are often used to deter individuals from entering the properties of others, since the threat of dog attacks is present.

When emotional support dogs attack

In December of last year, a man reported being attacked by an emotional support dog in the parking lot of a store in his community. Just a few weeks ago, a five-year-old girl was mauled by an emotional support dog in an airport terminal. Emotional support dogs are everywhere it seems, and Georgia residents may be wondering just what they are and what purposes they serve.

Dealing with the aftermath of a dog bite

The morning you set out to take a leisurely stroll through the park probably felt like any other. You certainly never expected to come across a dog that would lash out and viciously bite you. But these incidents unfortunately do happen. While the injuries suffered can be both physically and mentally exhausting, it's important to understand the general scope of dog bite liability. By pairing with an experienced attorney, you can get the justice you deserve.

What are my rights if I am bitten by an off-leash dog?

Animal owners are responsible for maintaining their pets in a safe and secure manner. That means that if they take their pets out of their homes they must be able to control them in the event it is necessary. While some Georgia owners have their pets trained to respond to voice commands, others need leashes and other restraints to maintain control over their dogs.

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