A person who keeps or has control of an animal may be liable for personal injury of property damage caused by the animal.
Under Georgia law a dogowner is not liable for damages suffered by anyone who is bitten if that dog does not have a propensity to bite other people or has bitten at least one person in the past and the owner is aware of the dog’s viciousness.
If you have been injured by a dog or other animal you should take the following actions:
- If you have been injured, immediately seek medical attention.
- Immediately contact the police, file an incident report and request a copy of the police report.
- Obtain the name and address of the animal’s owner.
- Get the name and address of any witnesses.
- Take photographs of the animal and your injuries along with the location of the incident.
- Try to take photographs of any visible injuries you have suffered as a result of the incident.
- Try to save any clothing that may have been damaged by the animal.
- Please save and take photographs of any property damage caused by the animal.
- Contact our law office for a free evaluation to determine whether you have a case.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a dogbite and would like information regarding your legal rights, please contact our attorneys at our Jonesboro law firm for a free legal consultation at (770) 477-7878.