Auburn, AL asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Georgia

Q: My daughter was attacked by dogs. The owner received citations. What is he liable for concerning my daughter’s injuries?

My daughter received several lacerations, puncture wounds, an ankle sprain, had to have stitches, is currently having to receive a series of rabies vaccinations, lost her glasses, and her phone was broken. The dogs had gotten loose from the fenced in area of property the owner inhabits. My daughter was attacked by the dogs a few blocks over on a city maintained street while walking to her bus stop. After their quarantine period, I was told that the dogs will be euthanized. What should I do concerning my daughter?

2 Lawyer Answers
T. Andrew Miller
T. Andrew Miller
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: You have a claim against the dog owner. More information is needed to determine if that claim is likely to be successful. You should consult an attorney for more guidance in this matter.

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Michael W. Horst
Michael W. Horst
Answered
  • Alpharetta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I suggest pursuing a claim against the dogs' owner. Hopefully the dogs' owner owns his/her home. If so, that will mean the dogs' owner likely has a home owner's insurance policy which will be available to compensate your daughter for her injuries.

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