Savannah Dog Bite Lawyers
Dog bites are painful, traumatic, and can even result in lifelong disability. Because of the risks associated with dog bites, dog owners are required to keep their dogs on a leash and under control when outside their yards. When they fail to do so, they can put other people at risk.
Hundreds of thousands of people need medical attention each year because of dog bites, and many of those victims require treatment in emergency rooms. If you or a loved one were injured by a dog that wasn’t restrained, enclosed, or leashed, you may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. The Savannah dog bite attorneys at Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers want to investigate your case and work hard to get you the money you deserve.
Our attorneys have handled cases of dogs knocking over cyclists, disfiguring faces, and causing the loss of skin so severe that skin grafts were required.
Contact us today at 1-800-396-5368 or fill out a free online contact form. We have nearly 20 years of experience assisting victims like you, and our No Fee Guarantee® means you have nothing to lose when you put your case in our hands.
What Can You Get Compensation for After a Dog Bite?
While some dog bites are minor wounds that heal without much treatment, others can be severe and even life-threatening. If you were bitten by a dog that wasn’t properly restrained, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the following expenses:
- Medical bills
Treatment for a dog bite can be expensive—especially if it requires immediate emergency medical attention and plastic surgery. Whether you needed to be transported to the hospital in an ambulance, surgery to clean out bacteria and repair tissue damage, or prescription medications to control pain and prevent infection, you may be stuck with big medical bills that you can’t afford. You may also face prolonged rehabilitation and therapy to regain control and function in the part of your body where you were bitten.
- Lost wages
Dog bites can often result in complications that go beyond initial tissue damage and bleeding. You may experience nerve damage, ligament damage, and infection that destroyed healthy tissue and even spread throughout your body—all conditions that can make it difficult or impossible to go back to work. And if the complications are severe, you may lose a limb or body part due to trauma or amputation.
- Pain and suffering
The initial recovery period after a dog bite may be just the beginning for how the incident will affect your life. You may suffer from anxiety or develop a fear of dogs and other animals. In addition, the bite may cause chronic pain that can’t be controlled with medication, making it hard to work or enjoy time with your family and friends. Scarring, which can result in self-consciousness and lowered self-esteem, is also possible.
Unfortunately, some victims of dog bites experience all three of these outcomes. At Owens & Mulherin, we believe innocent people should never have to pay for an injury that was caused by a dog owner’s negligence. If you or a family member suffered a dog bite, contact our lawyers today for a free case review.
Lawyers Fighting for Georgia Dog Bite Victims
For victims to pursue claims for compensation after dog bites in Georgia, one of two criteria must be met:
- The owner’s dog was known to be dangerous due to a previous biting incident
- The owner lives in an area of the state that has a city or county ordinance that requires all dogs be leashed, but the dog was unrestrained and was allowed to roam free
In addition, other stipulations also may be involved, including conditions that must be met for dogs to be taken off private property and even the maximum length of their leashes.
Contact Us Today to Get the Help You Deserve
Although dog bites can be disfiguring, painful, and even disabling, filing a successful claim for compensation against dog owners isn’t always easy. Our Savannah dog bite attorneys have represented dog bite victims like you during the past two decades, and we know what it takes to build a strong injury claim on your behalf.
We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Just dial 1-800-396-5368 or fill out an online contact form to get in touch with us. All our initial consultations are free, and we’ll be here to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way.