It depends. Even though your neighbor was following the leash law, he/she may have had a duty to warn you of his dog's propensity to bite. If the dog had a history of biting or aggressive behavior that would have put the owner on notice of its vicious propensity, there may be a case. The knowledge question runs both ways as well. If you were aware of the danger of the dog potentially biting you, there may be an assumption of the risk argument made against you.
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Jason R. Schultz has been handling premises liability injury cases in Georgia for more than 20 years. He has deep compassion for dog bite and animal attack victims and has witnessed just how devastating the long-term ramifications of the attack can be. His top priority is to pursue diligently a full and fair settlement for each of his clients. When he takes on a dog bite case, he puts forth the time and effort needed to present a thorough claim and uses his legal skills and resources to the client’s benefit. Jason is a dog bite lawyer that represents clients and cases in Georgia communities such as Atlanta, Marietta, Peachtree City, Newnan, Savannah, Athens, Lawrenceville, Gainesville, Dunwoody, and more. For dog attack injury counsel, you’re invited to contact the office today at 404-474-0804 to schedule a free one-on-one consultation.