Passionately Representing Dog Bite Victims

While we like to think our furry friends are harmless, far too often an animal can cause serious injuries to the ones we love. If you were bitten by a dog or another animal, you deserve a full recovery. At Figueredo Law Offices, LLC, we love dogs — but we love people in Roswell and the surrounding communities more. When you sustain a dog bite injury as a result of owner negligence, we fight ruthlessly to secure the compensation you are entitled to receive.

Are You Entitled To Receive Benefits?

Unfortunately, Georgia law can make it difficult to secure compensation for your animal attack injury. There are a number of factors you must show to hold the animal owner liable for your recovery:

  • Did the owner know the animal was vicious or dangerous? If this is the animal's first offense, there may be no way of showing the owner knew the pet had vicious tendencies. The best way to prove this is to show that the owner has been warned before. Alternatively, if the dog was off its leash in an area where leashes are required, this criterion can be fulfilled.
  • Was the owner careless or negligent? If the owner let the animal off of its leash, or let it "go at liberty" and it consequently attacked you, you may be able to show that the owner was careless or negligent. But if the owner showed reasonable care, they may not be liable for the accident.
  • Did you provoke the animal? If you did, you are not eligible to receive damages. So be sure not to tease or abuse someone else's dog because — if it then bites you — you have no legal recourse to secure damages.

Every situation is unique, and requires its own investigation to determine whether or not you can hold the owner liable for your injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer can examine the situation, obtain evidence and prove to the court that all of these points are met so you can secure compensation for the incident.

Schedule A Free Consultation Today

Because each case is different, we offer free initial consultations to look over the details of your incident and determine whether or not we should move forward with your claim. If our attorneys believe you have been wronged, we will stand by your side until the very end to fight for the relief you deserve.

Schedule your free case consultation today by calling our offices at 770-901-2873, or reach out online to get started.