Animal attacks and animal-related injuries can give rise to unique Georgia personal injury and wrongful death claims. The chief part of being an animal owner is being responsible for the animal’s maintenance and behavior. With the appreciation of the potential harms that can be caused due to unchecked animals, the Georgia state legislature has long-recognized the need for particular laws to govern the ownership and keeping of certain animals. For instance, O.C.G.A. § 4-8-1 et. seq.regulates citizens’ possession of dangerous dogs. Similarly, O.C.G.A. § 4-12-1 et. seq. limits liability that can be imposed against equine (horse) owners for injuries arising out of the handling of horses. And O.C.G.A. § 4-3-1 et. seq. establishes responsibilities for livestock owners (such as the imposition of liability upon owners who permit livestock to roam at large or to stray onto public roads).
Regrettably, animal attacks often involve children. If a victim of an animal attack is an infant or youth, the complexity of the animal attack case can grow both legally and factually. In that case, specialized representation is crucial.
In animal liability cases, prompt investigation into an owner’s prior history or an animal’s disposition or vicious propensity is important. While this is true for the purpose of establishing legal liability for an individual’s civil damages, perhaps more importantly, timely action is essential to the quick and decisively elimination of an ongoing threat posed to the public at large by a dangerous animal. The Dow Firm, P.C. has served and will continue to serve as an instrument of public safety in the prosecution of animal attack and animal-related injury claims.
Contact The Dow Firm, P.C. today for a free consultation or call (912) 264-1919.
The Dow Firm, P.C. is proud to offer services and represent clients with dog bite injuries in Glynn County (Brunswick, Country Club Estate, Dock Junction, Everitt, Jekyll Island, Sea Island, Sterling, St. Simons Island and Thalman), Brantley County (Atkinson, Hickox, Hoboken, Hortense, Lulaton, Nahunta, Trudie and Waynesville), Camden County (Colesburg, Dover Bluff, Harrietts Bluff, Kings Bay Base, Kingsland, St. Marys, Tarboro, Waverly, White Oak and Woodbine), Wayne County (Jesup, Odum and Screven), McIntosh County (Cox, Crescent, Darien, Eulonia, Pine Harbour, Ridgeville, Shellman Bluff, South Newport, Townsend and Valona), Pierce County (Blackshear, Bristol, Mershon, Offerman and Patterson), Chatham County (Bloomingdale, Garden City, Georgetown, Isle of Hope-Dutch Island, Montgomery, Port Wentworth, Pooler, Savannah, Skidaway Island, Thunderbolt, Tybee Island, Whitmarsh Island, Wilmington Island and Vernonburg) and counties throughout the state of Georgia.
The Dow Firm, P.C. is located in Brunswick, GA, however, our firm is able to manage dangerous dog bite injury cases and any type of personal injury case in Georgia.
Call us today at (912) 264-1919.