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Understanding How Animal Attacks Relate to 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, some negligent homeowners fail to warn and restrain their pets. When you are unaware and pets are not adequately restrained, serious injuries or even death can occur.
At Shane Smith Law, we are committed to helping victims of animal attacks seek fair compensation for the injuries they sustained while on someone else’s property.
Contact our animal bite lawyers in Georgia today to begin. We have the extensive experience and knowledge you need to build a strong case.
Types of Injuries Caused by Animal Attacks
Unfortunately, kids are the primary victims of dog bites. Since children are more vulnerable and can suffer more 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:
- 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 heads on tar, granite countertop, or other hard surfaces inside or outside the home.
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.
Speaking with an animal attack attorney in Georgia is the only way to determine what you are entitled to under state law. Call (980) 246-2656 today and schedule your free legal consultation Shane Smith Law today!
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.
Property Owner Liability
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 any invitees and licensees safe. This includes injuries sustained from animal attacks, including dog attacks. Speaking with a skilled attorney at Shane Smith Law will help you determine what legal rights you are entitled to.
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