If, however, the dog has attacked before, euthanasia will be expedited, without need for the above two stipulations to be met. However, injuries occurring before July 1, 2012 will not be counted.

If the owner is permitted to keep the dog, he or she will have to meet the following requirements:

  • securely keep the dog in an enclosure;
  • post visible warning signs at each entrance where the dog resides;
  • have a microchip with an ID number inserted between the dog’s shoulder blades; and
  • carry $50,000 in liability insurance.

The liability insurance is extremely important because should the dog attack again and injure someone, the owner can be liable for the victim’s damages if the owner was in violation of any of Georgia’s dog bite laws.

Consult an Injury Lawyer after Dog Bite Attack

For injuries caused by a dog declared vicious, the injured is within his or her legal rights to pursue compensation for damages from the owner.

Contact our team at the Law Offices of Jason Schultz in Peachtree City to schedule a consultation about your situation. We serve Peachtree City and the surrounding areas and are available to discuss your legal options with you: 404-474-0804 or contact us online.

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