It helps to understand when force cannot be used. For instance, it cannot be done in retaliation for an attack as mentioned previously, and it cannot be done as a preventative measure when it’s believed a dog could attack in the future.

So at the time force is used, there must have been an active situation in which injury was probable. Returning to destroy a dog after a dog bite would typically not be justified.

An Atlanta Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Can Help

These types of cases can get complicated when force is used in a dog attack. It can be a good idea to talk with an Atlanta dog bite injury lawyer if bitten and need to recover compensation for damages from the dog’s owner. The Law Office of Jason R. Schultz might be able to assist with a dog bite claim and address your actions defending yourself against the dog attack.

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