If a pet attack has injured you or your child in Augusta, Georgia, call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers today. Our dog bite and animal attack lawyers in Augusta, Georgia, help victims of dog bites and other animal attacks take legal action to obtain compensation for their injury.
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Working with George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers
We are a personal injury law firm. From our office in Augusta, Georgia, we regularly help clients on both sides of the Savannah River seek compensation for serious injuries caused by dogs and other pets.
We cannot promise that any client we represent will recover money, but we can promise that our dog bite and animal attack attorneys in Augusta, Georgia, will put their years of experience and know-how to work for every pet attack client in order to give them the best possible chance of an outcome that serves their needs.
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Georgia Animal Attack Law Information
Georgia statutes and local ordinances contain provisions that aim to protect the public from assaults by dogs and other domestic pets. Under the Augusta-Richmond County Code provisions on animal control, for instance, “no owner shall own any dog or cat over four (4) months of age within Augusta-Richmond County unless such dog or cat is vaccinated” against rabies, and all dogs on a public street must be kept on-leash.
Still, even when Augusta residents obey these regulations, pet attacks happen from time-to-time. At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers we help victims of those attacks seek damages for their injuries.
Georgia law on liability for animal attacks is relatively strict. Under applicable tort statutes (Ga. Code Ann., § 51-2-6 to 7), owners of any pet deemed to be dangerous or vicious has “strict liability” to the victim for any injury the pet causes. To prove a pet is dangerous or vicious in this context, “it shall be sufficient to show that the animal was required to be at heel or on a leash by an ordinance of a city, county, or consolidated government, and the said animal was at the time of the occurrence not at heel or on a leash” through the negligence of the owner. Liability attaches to the owner in that case unless the victim provoked the pet into attacking.
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George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers’ Aid in an Augusta, Georgia Animal Attack
Victims of a pet attack should always seek immediate medical care for their injuries, especially for bites and lacerations that have broken the skin and pose a risk of life-threatening infection. Victims should also report pet attacks to animal control officials as soon as possible. You may be eligible to get compensation following a wrongful death claim if a family member passed away because of a dog bite or animal attack.
After seeking appropriate medical attention for an injury inflicted in an Augusta pet attack, victims should also consult with a personal injury attorney to learn about their potential right to compensation. Dog bites and animal attacks inflict long-lasting harm, especially on children. At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, we have the know-how and determination to investigate and litigate pet attack cases on either side of the Georgia/South Carolina state line.
Has a dog or other pet in the Augusta, Georgia area left you or a family member struggling with a serious injury? If so, then you may be entitled to recover substantial damages. Contact us to schedule a free case review. A dog bite and animal attack lawyer serving Augusta, GA, will meet at the location most convenient for you, whether that’s our Augusta office, your home, or the hospital where you choose to recover from your injury.
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