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Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Amber is heaven sent!! Amber and her team worked very hard on my case!! They checked on me while I had my weekly doctor visits. They were very detailed with my settlement. I didn’t have to second guess anything. I would recommend her to anybody who is in a car accident !! I’ve even referred my love ones who also needed her to represent them in an accident. She made my process as painless as possible. I wish I could give her 10 stars!!

Jeannette A., Client

I was referred to Amber by my daughter-in-law. I was involved in two rear end collisions in a three month period. She did an excellent job keeping me informed and explained everything to me, in a manner that I could understand. She followed through with me until I had my settlements.

Shirley H., Client

Amber Gilormo is a knowledgeable and hard working attorney. I would not hesitate to seek her counsel.

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I have had attorneys in the past that does not compare to Attorney Amber Gilormo. She handle all of my concerns and answered all of my questions in a timely manner, I never had to guess what was happening with my case I was always informed and kept to to date.

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Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyer
for Pet and Animal Attacks

Suffering an animal attack can be a traumatic experience.

Not only can you suffer serious  and catastrophic injuries, but you may be facing life-long disabilities and disfigurement as a result after an attack. You may find yourself unable to work, unable to pay your bills, and unable to take care of yourself or your family. If you’ve been injured in an animal attack and don’t know where to turn, our Atlanta dog bite lawyer can help you get back on your feet.

Possible Dog Bite Injuries

The injuries you suffer can range from mild to severe. Children are especially at risk for severe injuries, as their face, neck, and head are at the same height of the dog’s mouth. Older people also face additional risks, as they can easily be knocked off balance and fall, resulting in broken bones. Children and the elderly aside, anyone who is attacked by a dog is at risk for the following injuries: 

  • Puncture wounds and deep lacerations
  • Torn tendons, ligaments, and muscles
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions and other head and neck injuries

In addition to physical injuries, many victims of animal attacks suffer severe emotional and psychological trauma: 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

The emotional and psychological trauma could have significant impacts on your quality of life, leaving you unable to sleep, relax, or go to work. Lastly, it’s important to remember there is a high risk of infection from animal bites, such as rabies or tetanus. 

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Animal Bite FAQs

  What is a Dangerous Dog or Animal? Our Atlanta Dog Bite Lawyer Explains Read More

Determining whether the dog who bit you is considered “dangerous” or “vicious” is somewhat complicated, and fits into the duties that your Atlanta dog bite lawyer will complete. If you were bitten somewhere with a leash law in effect, then you do not need to prove that the dog was dangerous – the fact that they weren’t on a leash is sufficient. If there is no leash law, the fact that you were attacked by the animal may not be sufficient evidence by itself. As a result, you may want to consider some other factors: 

  • A history of threatening, aggressive behavior towards other people or animals
  • What type of animal it is
  • Whether the owner was aware of the animal’s dangerous tendencies

  How Can I Determine if the Owner was Careless? Read More

If you were attacked by an unleashed dog where there was a leash law in effect, this element may be fairly easy to prove. The law in Georgia seems to suggest that simply being off the leash may be sufficient, but again, you may want to gather some additional evidence to support your case. And, what if the dog was leashed before it attacked you? Our Atlanta dog bite lawyer has outlined factors to consider: 

  • The person controlling the animal was not strong enough to keep it fully under control in the event that it became excited. 
  • The leash broke because it was inadequate. 
  • The animal lacked the training and discipline to be around other people or animals. 
  • The animal has a history of aggressive behavior towards other people and the owner did not make an adequate effort to control it.
  • The animal escaped from an enclosure that was not secure or otherwise inadequate. 

An experienced Atlanta dog bite lawyer can review your case and collect the evidence that you need to support your claim. 

  What Should I Do If I Am Victim of an Animal Attack? Read More

First and foremost, you need to focus on your health. The injuries you suffer could require extensive treatment and months of recovery. In the event that you need to pursue a claim with an Atlanta dog bite lawyer, however, there are some very important steps that you need to take: 

  • Keep copies of all medical documentation regarding your injuries: receipts, invoices, bills, doctor’s notes, reports, referrals, and any other related paperwork. 
  • Keep track of any other losses or expenses, including any lost income from missing work. 
  • Document your injuries by taking photos of the bite and any other injuries caused by the attack. 
  • Ask witnesses to provide you with a written statement concerning what they observed leading up to, during, and after the attack. 
  • Obtain copies of the animal’s vaccination records and find out whether the dog has previously bitten or attacked anyone else. 

If you choose to work with an Atlanta dog bite lawyer, they can help you with some of these steps so that you can focus on your recovery. 

Contact Gilormo Injury Law for Help With Your Case

An animal attack can leave you with severe, life-long injuries. At Gilormo Injury Law, we believe that negligent animal owners should be held accountable. To schedule a free consultation with a dedicated Atlanta dog bite lawyer.

Call us at 770-343-7101 or complete our online contact form to discuss your case and how we can help.

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