Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyers
Representing Dog Bite Victims
If you were recently attacked by a dog, you are not alone. According to
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every year nearly
4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs and half of these victims are
children. At Ferguson & Paisley, LLC, we have
more than 20 years of collective experience representing dog bite victims in Atlanta, Tifton and Thomasville, and
we would be glad to help you too.
Why choose our firm?
- 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating.
- We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Attorney Ferguson is a former insurance defense lawyer.
- Attorney Ferguson is a former military prosecutor for the U.S. Army and
- Attorney Paisley is a former state prosecutor.
With our background in insurance defense and prosecution, you can be rest
assured that we have honed our negotiation and courtroom skills, and we
will use these assets to your advantage at all times.
Georgia's Dog Bite Statute
Under OCGA 51-2-7, a dog owner who owns or keeps a vicious or dangerous
animal, and who by careless management or by allowing the animal to roam
freely, causes injury to another person may be liable for damages to the
In proving the dog's vicious propensity, it shall be sufficient to
show that the dog was required to be at heel or on a leash by a city or
county ordinance, and that the dog was not at heel or on a leash.
For a dog owner to be found liable for damages, the victim must prove:
- The dog was dangerous or vicious; and
- That the dog's owner had knowledge that the dog was vicious; and
- The dog's owner either carelessly managed the dog, or allowed the dog
to go at liberty.
Otherwise, the plaintiff must prove that the dog was not at heel or on
a leash as required by law, and that the defendant carelessly managed
the dog, or allowed the dog to roam freely.
Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Today
Dog bites can cause minor lacerations to serious scarring and disfigurement,
and in worst cases, death. If you or someone you love has been attacked
by a dog, an Atlanta
personal injury lawyer from Ferguson & Paisley, LLC can help.
After reviewing the details of your case, we will explain your legal options
and which strategies we would use to pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact our firm today!