It can be a challenge in the state of Georgia to hold an owner liable for injury inflicted by his or her dog, which is why it might be a good idea to seek legal advice from an attorney in Atlanta familiar with dog bite cases.
Establishing a Dog Owner’s Liability Based on Dangerous or Vicious Dogs
One of the elements in a dog attack case is proving the owner knew the dog was vicious or dangerous with a propensity to bite. In other words, the dog had previously acted another individual or other circumstances should have alerted the owner to this propensity.
Meanwhile, if there is a local ordinance in place that puts restrictions on some breeds or has deemed them to be dangerous whether or not they have already attacked an individual, this could also be a way to prove owner liability.
If the dog had previously been seen with a muzzle, this is generally a sign that the owner is aware that the dog may be dangerous to others. If the owner has signs posted on his or her property that indicates a dog is dangerous (“Beware of Dog”), this could also show knowledge of the propensity to bite.
Proving a dog owner knew a dog was dangerous isn’t easy. You may benefit by hiring a dog bite attorney in Atlanta familiar with these cases.
Contacting a Dog Bite Attorney in Atlanta
For help, call the Law Offices of Jason Schultz at 404-474-0804. A lawyer can review your case and help you go over legal options to prove the owner's liability for the dog bite or attack.