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Have You Suffered a Dog Bite in Atlanta?

It may be true that dogs are considered man’s best friend, but they are still animals that can bite and exhibit violent behavior towards humans. If you have suffered a dog bite, it is important to seek immediate medical attention, but you may also need to consider a dog bite injury lawyer. At Burnside Law Firm, we bring years of experience helping dog attack victims get the compensation they deserve from the liable dog owner. In the state of Georgia, you may be able to hold the owner of the vicious dog responsible for your injuries and damage. We are attorneys who understand the significant loss after a dog bite injury. These injuries can result in hefty medical expenses, scarring, disfigurement, emotional suffering, lost wages, permanent disabilities and more. With one of our lawyers by your side, you can be confident that we will thoroughly investigate your case to search for all evidence that supports the owner’s liability.

When the Owner Should be Held Responsible

If liability can be established against the owner of the dog that bit you, then you may be entitled to recover compensation for all injuries and damages caused by the owner’s negligence. This involves proving that the owner had prior knowledge of the dog’s vicious temperament and failed to restrain the dog properly. Our dog bite lawyers in Atlanta understand the importance of a thorough and strategic investigation in these cases. We search for evidence of the dog’s past behavior by talking to utility workers, postal workers and neighbors. Our attorneys can also review records from the dog’s veterinarian to discover if the dog has ever had to be muzzled during routine appointments. They will also recover police reports of a previous attack or bite from the dog. Finally, we will review local leash laws that surround the case to ensure that the owner was not violating the city or county ordinance.

Has a dog owner’s negligence caused you serious physical injuries, medical expenses, lost wages or emotional stress? Let the attorneys of Burnside Law Firm help. We review each case individually and develop a customized strategy to help you recover what you lost from the devastating event. By calling our Atlanta lawyers immediately, we can educate you on the steps needed to be taken to protect your physical health as well as increase your chances of a successful claim. This typically involves seeking medical attention for your bite, reporting the incident to the police or animal control, photographing your injuries and documenting the name and location of the dog owner.

Dog Bite Liability in Georgia – FAQ

What are the laws regarding dog bite liability in Georgia?
In Georgia, dog owners are held strictly liable for any injuries or damages caused by their dog’s aggressive behavior, regardless of whether the dog has a history of aggression or the owner was aware of its vicious tendencies. This means the owner can be held responsible for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses resulting from the dog bite.

Are there any exceptions to dog owner liability in Georgia?
Yes, there are certain exceptions to dog owner liability in Georgia. For instance, if the person bitten by the dog was trespassing on the owner’s property or provoking the dog, the owner may not be held liable for the injuries.

Can I pursue legal action if I was bitten by a dog while on public property or lawfully on private property?
Yes, if you were lawfully on public or private property (with the owner’s permission) when the dog bite occurred, you have the right to pursue legal action against the dog owner for compensation for your injuries.

What kind of compensation can I receive for a dog bite injury?
If you’re a victim of a dog bite injury in Georgia, you may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage. An experienced personal injury attorney can help assess your case and pursue the maximum compensation you deserve.

Do I need to prove negligence to recover compensation for a dog bite injury?
No, Georgia is a strict liability state regarding dog bite cases. This means that you don’t need to prove negligence on the part of the dog owner to recover compensation for your injuries. As long as you can demonstrate that the dog bite occurred and caused your injuries, you may be eligible for compensation.

Contact Our Experienced Dog Attack Attorneys

If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, turn to Burnside Law Firm to find out more about the damages you may be entitled to recover. Our dog attack attorneys in Atlanta are not only qualified to help you establish a right to recover your damages and injuries, but they can also identify how you will get paid. This may include sources of funds such as homeowner’s insurance, renter’s insurance or medical payment coverage.

Dog bites can result in detrimental consequences for those attacked. To learn more about an experienced legal team that can help you hold the dog owner responsible for your losses, contact Burnside Law Firm today.

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Athens, GA, 30601

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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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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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    2919 Professional Pkwy

    Augusta, GA, 30907

    Phone: (706) 432-8320


    325 North Milledge Avenue

    Athens, GA, 30601

    Phone: (706) 227-4264