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Tips for proving liability for dog bites

Dog bite cases are tricky in Georgia. If you suffered from a dog bite injury and need to seek compensation, you will need to navigate through the state's laws so you can determine how you are going to handle the situation. One thing that you should be prepared for is the need to prove liability in the case.

Know the signs of an aggressive dog and what to do

Dog bites are a common phenomenon in the United States, and they are becoming even more common in the state of Georgia. The reasons behind the phenomenon are hard to pinpoint, but the numbers do not lie, and they point to an upward trend. One of the best ways you can protect yourself and your loved ones is to know how to spot signs that a dog is stressed, frustrated, or likely to become aggressive. There are a variety of ways to tell.

What to do if you get bitten by a dog

No matter how sweet a dog is, there is always a possibility it could bite someone. Many bites are superficial and not serious. You may not even follow up if you are bitten, but there might be other circumstances in which you want to pursue legal action to get reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages and permanent injury.

Georgia ranks high for dog bite claims

Millions of Americans suffer dog bites every year, and the problem appears to be particularly pervasive in Georgia. According to the Insurance Journal, Georgia ranked ninth in the nation in 2014 for dog bite insurance claims, with the average cost of each claim filed in the state clocking in at $31,497. In most cases, homeowner's insurance, or renter's insurance, are the types of policies that cover dog bites.

Dogs savagely attack children, 1 child died, 1 child injured

Dog owners have a duty to ensure that other people aren't in danger because of their dogs. This is something that one dog owner in Fulton County neglected to do with his dogs. His two dogs savagely attacked children who were on the way to the school bus stop.

When Animals At The Outdoor Nativity Scene Bite

The Christmas season can quickly transform into a hectic month of shopping for great deals, gathering for holiday parties and finding just the right gift for your Secret Santa. It's always good to take time to celebrate the reason for the season, and enjoy some spiritual events with your friends and family. But who is legally responsible when something goes terribly wrong between the animals at the manger scene and the people stopping by to visit?

Know the risks of dog bites and seek medical attention

One out of every five dog bites in this country causes an injury to the victim that necessitates medical care. For these victims, there is little comfort in the fact that they can seek compensation from the dog's owner. However, compensation could help them to get the care they need for the dog bite.

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