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Coweta County PI Attorney I Animal Bites & Premises Liability

Georgia PI Attorney I Understanding Why Animal Bites Fall Into Premises Liability

When you visit a friend’s or family’s home or any other property that has animals on it, you have a chance of being bitten by an animal. Any type of dog, from a small lap dog to stereotypical vicious dogs including Rottweillers and pit bulls, can leave you with a life-altering bite or even a fatal attack. While the vast majority of pet owners are responsible and take all necessary steps to restrain their animals and warn you if their animal has a propensity to attack someone, especially an unknown person, there are negligent homeowners who fail to warn and restrain their pets. When you are unaware and pets are not adequately restrained, serious injuries or even death can occur.

Georgia State law, through premises liability statutes, enables a person to recover financially from severe injuries sustained due to unsafe property conditions. It is the responsibility of the property’s owner and/or the operator to keep an invitees and licensees safe. This includes injuries sustained from animal attacks, including dog attacks. Speaking with a Coweta County PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith will help you determine what legal rights you are entitled to. Call our law firm today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule a free legal consultation with a Georgia PI attorney.

Regretfully, kids are the primary victims of dog bites. Since children are more vulnerable and can suffer more from severe injuries from an animal attack, it is imperative to ensure your children are not attacked. Victims of a dog attack or any animal attack can lead to:

  • Fractures
  • Nerve issues
  • Deep punctures
  • Wound infections
  • Disfigured skin and permanent scarring

Depending on how the attack occurs, other serious or life threatening issues include traumatic brain injuries or even death. Extremely young or mature victims can be knocked over and hit their head on tar, granite counter-top or other hard surfaces inside or outside the home. Since each incident is unique, the only way to see if you are entitled to a personal injury claim and what damages may be available is by speaking with a Coweta County PI attorney.

In addition to homeowners with dogs and other animals that can cause personal injuries, visiting a zoo, circus or other event with large and/or un-restrained animals can pose serious risks of fatal injuries. If these “wild” animals are not properly trained, restrained and supervised and you or a family member have been injured due to a circus or zoo animal, you may have a personal injury claim against the owner/operator of the venue.

If you or a family member has been injured due to the negligence of a homeowner or owner/operator of a venue for a circus or animal exhibition, you may be entitled to a personal injury claim. Based on the extent of the severe injuries sustained the required medical treatment in the future and the emotional damages and pain and suffering, extensive damages may exist. Speaking with a Georgia PI attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith is the only way to determine what you are entitled to under Georgia law. Call (770) 487-8999 today and schedule your free legal consultation with a Coweta County PI attorney today!


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia