Injury from dog bites is an demonstrated health concern in the United States and Georgia that generally injures children and the elderly more than other groups. The City of Atlanta has specific regulations regarding animal control and ownership. Violation of these regulations by animal owners can be significant proof of negligence.
Cases involving dog bites are difficult to pursue because if the pet owner has not violated a municipal regulation, the injured party must prove multiple elements to succeed on his or her claim. The injured party must prove that the animal was vicious or dangerous, the owner was careless or negligent, and that the injured party did not provoke the animal.
At WOODS LAW, we help victims of dog bites pursue claims based on violation of municipal regulations and negligent pet ownership. Call us now at (404) 840-0777, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.