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Dog Bite

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If you have been bitten by a dog, call us. We have had excellent success getting money for injuries from a dog bite. You may have been bitten by a neighbor’s dog, or a dog that you have never seen before, or a dog in the neighborhood. In each case, it was likely very traumatic. In each instance, we can help determine how strong your case is. In Georgia, there are special laws that apply to dog owners, who should not allow dogs to roam loose. Most dogs must be in a fence or on a leash. Most dog bites result in serious scars, which require plastic surgery to repair the scar. Many of the scars are carried for life, and sometimes, plastic surgery can only improve the scars, but not make them go away completely. Also, several surgeries may be necessary to make the scars look better. Most dog owner’s homeowner policies in Georgia cover dog bites by a homeowner’s dog. Also, if you have been bitten by a dog, you may be required to take antibiotics to prevent an infection, and if the owner of the dog cannot show proof of rabies shots, the dogs should be quarantined by animal control to determine if rabies are present. You may be required to get rabies shots. Call us, we can help with your case.