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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.

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?

Dog bites and liability in Georgia

If you have been bitten by a dog or your dog has bitten someone, you will probably be curious about who in that situation is legally liable for the bite. Each state has its own laws regarding dog bite liability. Some states have laws that favor dog owners and other states have laws that favor victims. Because there is so much variability between states, you will want to make sure you know the dog bite liability laws in your area.

The 3 conditions of Georgia's strict liability law for dog bites

Dog attacks are a problem all across the country, and we certainly have our fair share of these incidents here in Georgia. When a dog bites someone and causes them injury, the victim will likely be considering the legal ramifications of the incident. Can I sue the dog owner? Was the owner negligent in any way? What about the dog itself? These are important questions that the victim will want answered as soon as possible.

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