We see it in the news far too often. The careless owner of a dangerous dog fails to properly supervise their animal, and an innocent child or adult is savagely attacked and mauled. In some cases, horrific, permanent disfigurement is caused to a victim’s face or body. In other cases, permanent physical disabilities (such as loss of part of a leg, arm or an eye) and even death can occur. Other pets (such as snakes, ferrets, parrots, rabbits, spiders, turtles, lizards, cats, horses, goats, chickens, geese, etc.) or more traditional wild animals that are held in captivity or are known to be a problem (such as coyotes, fox, boars, mountain lions, bears, deer, etc.) can also cause serious injury or death.
Although many of these owners know better, they don’t really seem to care about the terrible (and easily avoidable) harm that they have caused their victims. Mason & Associates, P.C. believes that these owners can and should be held accountable. In a dog bite situation, it is also important to know that it doesn’t matter if the dog “has never bitten anyone before.” Under Georgia law and in a “first bite” scenario, the owner may still be held responsible if the dog has growled, snapped or shown other forms of aggression.
Our attorneys have helped victims of dangerous animal attacks, and understand the horror and consequences of such an attack. If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dangerous animal, you may be entitled to money damages. Please call 770-982-1800 or e-mail one of our attorneys right away for a free evaluation of your case.
Mason & Associates, P.C. has offices in Atlanta and Lawrenceville and accepts cases in all of Georgia’s 159 Counties including: Barrow County (Winder), Clarke County (Athens), Cobb County, Dekalb County (Lithonia, Stone Mountain), Fayette County, Forsyth County, Fulton County, Hall County, Henry County, Gwinnett County (Snellville, Lilburn, Duluth, Norcross, Grayson), Newton County, Oconee County, Paulding County, Rockdale County (Conyers), Walton County (Loganville and Monroe).