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Has your child been attacked or injured by a dog? Besides your child’s physical pain and mental suffering from the incident, you may also be facing medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement and even wrongful death. Dog bites are taken seriously in the state of Georgia. There are specific laws that can hold a dog owner liable if the dog attacks or injures a child. To ensure you are adequately compensated for such a traumatic event involving your child, turn to the experienced lawyers of Burnside Law Firm. We have attorneys that specialize in defending under-age victims who have been wrongfully attacked by a pit bull, Rottweiler or another vicious dog breed.

Unfortunately, children are more susceptible to dog bite injuries. Their small size makes them an easy target for head and neck injuries. Their youthful demeanor often means that they approach or attempt to play with the dog without warning. According to the National Center for Biotechnical Information, a division of the National Institutes for Health, approximately 400,000 children receive medical treatment for dog bite injuries every year in the United States. Dog bites are a significant public safety issue, and the consequences for carelessly managing a dog, who has violent tendencies, is no less serious.

Dog Bite Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Pit Bulls

While not all pit bulls are violent, the breed is known for violent behavior, especially with children. According to reports from www.dogsbite.org, pit bulls were responsible for over 60% of the dog bite fatalities in the United States from 2005-2016. Combined with Rottweilers, these two breeds are responsible for over 75% of all dog bite fatalities.

Regardless of the breed of dog, the owner of a malicious dog can be held responsible for an attack. Dog owners who had prior knowledge of their dog having violent tendencies are held liable and must use extreme caution to keep the dog away from children. This includes abiding by Athens leash laws. Neglecting to manage a violent tempered dog can be catastrophic, and the attorneys at the Burnside Law Firm are prepared to take action on your behalf.

Our law firm has handled numerous dog bite cases and pit bull attacks in the city of Athens, including those that involve serious injuries to children. We are experienced attorneys who understand how to strategically investigate the case to prove that the owner of the dog should be held responsible for your child’s injuries, medical expenses and other suffering.

If your child has been injured by a pit bull or another breed of dog, contact Burnside Law Firm today. We can offer a free consultation from a skilled attorney in Athens.

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Augusta

2919 Professional Pkwy

Augusta, GA, 30907

Phone: (706) 432-8320

Athens

325 North Milledge Avenue

Athens, GA, 30601

Phone: (706) 227-4264

We have recovered millions for our clients

The attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP have over 30 years of collective experience handling personal injury claims. Over that time, we have helped hundreds of injured people recover the compensation they deserve and need in order to begin putting their lives back together. This list is just a sample of the recoveries we have obtained for some of our clients here and during our time at our former firm, Burnside Wall LLP. Obviously, success in obtaining significant judgments and settlements for other clients is no guarantee of success in your case. Each case must be evaluated and handled based on the individual merits of that particular case. To discuss the facts of your case and learn more about your legal rights, contact one of the personal injury attorneys at Burnside Law Firm LLP for a free initial consultation.

Medical Malpractice / Head Injury

$4,500,000 settlement

Pharmacy & Prescription Error

$1,800,000 settlement

Medical Malpractice / Anesthesia Injury

$1,600,000 settlement

Auto Accident / Multiple Fractures

$1,250,000 judgment

Auto Accident / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

Dram Shop / Wrongful Death

$1,000,000 settlement

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Thomas R. Burnside III Personal Injury Attorney

Thomas R Burnside III

Thomas R. Burnside III is a personal injury lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered injury as a result of automobile collisions, trucking accidents, medical malpractice, work related accidents or other causes. With over 20 years of experience in personal injury law at both the trial and appellate court levels, Attorney Burnside has represented people with brain and head trauma...

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Garon Muller Personal Injury Attorney

Garon Muller

Garon Muller is a trial lawyer who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have been seriously injured or damaged through the negligence or recklessness of others, including automobile collisions, workplace injuries, premises injuries, or defective products. Before beginning his practice in the representation of injured individuals, Mr. Muller served the community as an Assistant District Attorney...

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Burnside Law Firm

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 38 reviews

Erin Wren

After my car accident they helped me every step of the way! They were up front and answered any questions I had! They negotiated the insurance and got a higher settlement than was offered! I would definitely use them again!

Debbie Walker

In November 2017, I was in a car accident and I decided to seek out legal assistance. I chose to go with Burnside Law Firm, LLP because of their five star rating. My inital consultation was with attorney, Mr. Garon Muller. I knew immediately that I wanted Mr. Muller to take my case. His professionalism and expertise in personal injury made my decision easy. Mr. Muller maintained his professionalism throughout my case. He kept me updated on a regular basis via telephone or email. He was always available to me when I call. I did not have to wait 24 hours to get a call back from him. I would greatly recommend Mr. Muller and the Burnside Law Firm, LLP.

Rick Estep

Burnside Law Firm is who you want to represent you. Mr. Muller came to our house for a free consultation without hesitation. He guided us and overcame every obstacle we encountered. He secured the maximum insurance limits for us and we couldn't be more happy. If you are injured, DO NOT attempt to recoup compensation without the expertise of a trusted, skilled and able law firm to be your voice. THANK YOU MR. MULLER!!!

Alexander Hughes

Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm makes client satisfaction his priority. Mr. Muller made sure that I had a lucid understanding during every discussion. He never made a decision without my input and made me feel like we were partners. Garon Muller was very professional and push for the maximum dollar amount from the insurance company. Me and my family considered ourselves blessed to have been represented by Garon Muller with Burnside Law Firm. We highly recommend Garon Muller and Burnside Law Firm! Burnside Law Firm staff are exceptional and exceeded our expectations.

Lynn Eldridge

I have known the Burnside family for many years. Recently Thomas was most helpful in getting my check following an auto collision. I highly recommend their firm.

Damien Williams

I definitely felt comfortable in there hands really good people.

Jacob Clements

Very very good law firm. Went above and beyond to make things right. Highly reccomend.

Barbara Huskinson

Burnside Law did what they said they would do. Garon Muller was great in communicating and looked out for my best interest in getting what was fair in my settlement. I would recommend Burnside to anyone.

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    Augusta

    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320

    Athens

    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264