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Dog Bite Injuries to Children

Dog attacks involving children are undeniably traumatic events that can have far-reaching consequences for both the child and their family. From serious physical injuries to profound emotional distress and, in the worst cases, tragic fatalities, the aftermath of a dog attack can leave lasting scars on all those involved. If you reside in the greater Atlanta area and your child has been the victim of a dog attack or injury, seeking legal guidance from Burnside Law Firm is imperative. Our team of dedicated dog bite injury lawyers has a wealth of experience in assisting numerous clients in recovering from the damages and injuries inflicted upon them.

Aggressive Dog Owner Negligence

The repercussions of dog bites to children encompass a broad spectrum of outcomes, ranging from immediate physical pain and scarring to long-term medical expenses and psychological trauma. Moreover, in instances where a child succumbs to their injuries, the devastation felt by their loved ones is immeasurable. Fortunately, Georgia law recognizes the seriousness of dog bite injuries to children and provides legal avenues for seeking justice and compensation. Our attorneys are well-versed in these statutes and possess the knowledge and experience necessary to navigate the legal complexities surrounding dog bite cases.

In Georgia, dog owners can be held liable for injuries caused by their pets, particularly if the dog has a history of aggressive behavior or if the owner has violated leash laws. By leveraging these legal provisions, our attorneys are equipped to establish the liability of the dog owner and pursue maximum compensation for your losses. Whether through skillful negotiation or aggressive litigation, we are committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring that justice is served for your child’s suffering. If a dog has attacked your child in Atlanta, don’t hesitate to reach out to Burnside Law Firm for a confidential consultation. We are here to provide the support and legal representation you need to navigate this challenging time and secure the compensation your family deserves.

Dog Bite Injuries and Fatalities Caused by Pit Bulls

Children’s susceptibility to dog bites stems from a combination of factors, including their small size and often uninhibited approach to interacting with animals. Unfortunately, this vulnerability also extends to the severity of injuries they may sustain, with the neck and head areas being particularly at risk due to their height. Shocking statistics from the National Center for Biotechnical Information, a division of the National Institutes for Health, highlight the magnitude of the issue, revealing that approximately 400,000 children require medical treatment for dog bite injuries annually in the United States alone. Among these incidents, pit bulls emerge as significant contributors, with data from indicating that pit bulls are implicated in over 60% of dog bite fatalities recorded in the United States from 2005 to 2016. Given the complexities surrounding such cases, enlisting the support of an experienced lawyer is crucial to navigating the intricate web of liability laws governing pit bull attacks on children.

In the aftermath of a dog attack, swift legal action is paramount to protect the rights of the victim and their family, irrespective of the breed involved. If the dog owner possessed prior knowledge of their pet’s aggressive tendencies, they can be held accountable for any ensuing harm. In such instances, it becomes incumbent upon the owner to exercise stringent measures to restrain the dog and prevent further incidents, especially when children are at risk. Should the owner deny any history of aggression in their dog, our skilled attorneys stand ready to conduct a thorough investigation to uncover the truth. This may entail:

  • Gathering testimonies from neighbors, postal workers, and other witnesses to the incident.
  • Consulting with the dog’s veterinarian to ascertain any documented instances of aggressive behavior.
  • Scrutinizing any potential violations of leash laws or other regulations governing pet ownership.
  • Exploring avenues to establish the owner’s knowledge or negligence regarding their dog’s behavior.

By leveraging our legal experience and resources, we are committed to advocating for the rights of dog bite victims and pursuing maximum compensation on their behalf.

Contact Burnside Law Firm Today

We understand that when a pit bull or other dog attack involves a child, it becomes even more important to hold the negligent dog owner responsible. Let the attorneys at Burnside Law Firm help and receive compensation to help you move forward from the tragic event. Begin by contacting our office to schedule your free consultation today.

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We have recovered tens of millions in settlements and verdicts

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.

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Meet The Team

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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Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor

Robert MacGregor is an experienced trial attorney licensed to practice law in Georgia and South Carolina. At the Burnside Law Firm, Robert devotes his practice to protecting the rights of individuals who have been injured because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness and represents those who have been injured in automobile collisions or tractor-trailer accidents; because of a slip and fall; and in other general negligence actions.

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Ashton Revollo

Ashton is a trial lawyer in Augusta, GA who focuses his law practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered serious injuries or damages due to the negligent or reckless conduct of others, including automobile wrecks, job-related accidents, unsafe premises, or defective
products. Before beginning his practice, Ashton obtained his J.D., at Emory University School of Law, where he gained valuable courtroom experience as an intern assisting the District Attorney for DeKalb
County. After his time at Emory, Ashton received experience as a trial attorney at a respected personal injury firm in Atlanta before moving to Augusta. Over the course of his career, Ashton has assisted deserving clients in recovering millions of dollars in injury cases throughout Georgia.

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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.

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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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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264