Dog bite injuries are one of Gwinnett County's most common causes of homeowners' insurance claims. Dog bites are on the rise in many local cities such as Lawrenceville, Dacula, Lilburn, Norcross, and Snellville. Dogs can be "man's best friend", but dogs also can be dangerous -- particularly to children -- if they are not cared for properly. If someone you know suffered a dog bite, you need to contact a dog bite lawyer who knows and understand the complexities of Georgia's dog bite laws.
Studies show that certain things make a dog more dangerous: not feeding the dog properly, leaving the dog out in the hot or cold, tethering the dog to a tree or other object, or even physically abusing the dog. There is no excuse for failing to properly care for an animal, particularly when that animal is a known danger to house guests or others in the neighborhood. A dog roaming a neighborhood without a leash is almost always a violation of the law, and a strong dog bite lawyer will know how to use the laws to ensure that you get adequate compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering.
Many people underestimate the damage that a dog bite can cause. At the Law Offices of R. Michael Coker, LLC, we are dog bite lawyers who have represented numerous adults and children bitten by dangerous dogs. Dog bite cases are extremely complex, and you should always consult with a dog bite lawyer who is able to locate available insurance coverage and who can comb through federal, state and local laws to determine whether or not the owner of the dog is liable.
We know that in most cases, you cannot blame the innocent dog for dog bites. Often, a vicious dog attack is due to improper treatment from the dog's owner. These dog owners should be held responsible when they do not take appropriate care of their dog. You should not be left with tens of thousands of dollars' worth of hospital or doctor bills due to someone's negligence.
If you or your children have been bitten by a dog anywhere in Georgia, we are ready and willing to provide you with a free case evaluation. We will give you our honest opinion on whether or not you have a legal case worth pursuing. You only have a limited amount of time to bring a dog bite case, and the passage of time only makes bringing a claim more and more difficult. Contact us today.