Ideally, a victim would be able to recover compensation from homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance, auto insurance (if the bite occurs in an automobile) or even animal insurance. But if the dog’s owner doesn’t have any type of insurance, or there are exclusions in the policies that prevent recovery of damages for dog bites, the other option would be to file a lawsuit.

Before steps can be taken to pursue legal action, the victim needs to collect all evidence that will be necessary for the case. Evidence might include medical records, photographs of the wounds, statements from those who might have witnessed the dog attack, documentation that the individual is the dog's owner and anything else that is relevant to the incident and injuries.

Help from a Peachtree City Dog Bite Attorney

To get a good understanding of the types of damages that may be available, it’s a good idea to seek legal advice. An attorney will review the evidence that has been compiled.

This should all be done as soon as possible. By acting fast, all evidence may be better preserved. Also, there is the risk of running out of time to file the claim. The statute of limitations for a personal injury case in Georgia is two years.

A Peachtree City dog bite attorney at the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz can assist those who have been injured by a dog bite and wish to file a dog bite lawsuit.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.