Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Georgians love their pets and most domestic pets are not dangerous. However, over the past decade, we have heard and read about animal attacks that have injured or caused death to adults and children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Americans suffer about 4.5 million dog bites in an average year and about one in five of those need medical treatment. In 2006, over 30,000 Americans needed reconstructive surgery for a dog bite. This problem is so severe that in 2002 the CDC funded a safety study that was conducted by the Georgia Division of Public Health to capture information from residents in order to develop more educational materials and conduct a dog bite prevention campaign in Chatham, Bullock and Effingham counties.
Owners are responsible for injuries caused by their animals. Some dog breeds are known to have more vicious tendencies and their owners must be very experienced in training and managing these dogs. There have been cases in which people living in close proximity to these animals complain to their owners and the owner does nothing to deal with the problem.
Unfortunately, tragedy can and does result all too often. Charles Scholle is an experienced serious injury lawyer with many years of experience representing victims who have been hurt by others, including vicious dog attacks and other injuries caused by animals.
Even a neighborhood dog that has never been known to attack can suddenly become vicious and cause serious injury or tragically, death. A simple walk in the neighborhood with your own pet can lead to an unexpected attack.
In addition to dog attacks, other domesticated animals can also cause injury such as cats and birds. Less common, but possible are attacks or bites from other types of animals such as exotic animals that some Americans keep in their homes including snakes and other reptiles.Types of Injuries Resulting From Animal Attacks and Dog Bites
The types of injuries that can occur from dog bites and animal attacks include:
- Disfigurement requiring reconstructive surgery
- Severe lacerations requiring surgery
- Severe scarring
- Rabies from a animal that has not been inoculated
- Broken bones
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For nearly two decades, Charles Scholle has represented those in the Atlanta metro area and around Georgia who have been seriously injured. He has a strong record of results for his clients and handles all cases and clients with care and compassion.
Georgia dog bite and animal attacks can cause injury and may also be difficult emotionally. Our law firm handles litigation for those who have been injured due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of another person. Victims might be entitled to monetary damages for their pain and suffering as well as the medical bills and loss of wages. It is also important to hire a lawyer to protect your interests as soon as possible as well.
Our legal team is here to help you. Victims of dog bites and animal attacks are often suffering from anxiety in addition to their injuries. This is particularly true for children who are often the victims of these injuries. This is a natural response to a traumatic event like an animal attack, but it is very important to begin the healing process and calling our law firm is a step in that process.
For more information on our injury law practice see: How a Personal Injury Case is Handled.