No matter how responsible some dog owners are, many dogs will lash out. Other owners do nothing to train their dogs, making them more likely to attack. If a dog bites you, you have options. We at Barnes & Cohen understand personal injury law and how it applies to the victims of dog bites.
Our lawyers, based in Jacksonville, Florida, also serve dog bite victims from our satellite offices in St. Augustine, Florida, and St. Marys, Georgia. If you are too hurt to travel, we will come to you. We offer hospital and home visits. Contact our law firm today at 904-300-1659 or 912-208-2578 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced, knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.
We Understand The Differences Between Florida And Georgia Law
You may not be aware of this, but liability law regarding dog bites and dog attacks is different in Georgia and Florida. Florida has strict liability laws regarding dog bites, however, those laws apply only against the owner of the dog. Georgia law effectively gives dog owners "one free bite" if the owner did not know that the dog posed a danger to others. The owner can claim ignorance the first time around. However, there are ways to hold a Georgia dog owner responsible despite the statutory protection.
If you are a Florida resident who was bitten by a dog in Georgia, you need an attorney who understands the laws in both states. Our lawyers have a long track record of success in trial courts across North Florida and South Georgia.
However, the dog owner may be violating a local ordinance, such as a breed ban. Some local governments or even rental companies ban breeds such as pit bulls, German shepherds, Rottweilers and Doberman pinschers. If the dog that bit was loose, local leash laws may make the owner liable. If you were bit by a dog that was not supposed to even be on the premises, we will do everything we can to hold the dog owner and/or the property owner accountable for your injuries.
Call Barnes & Cohen Today To Pursue Compensation To Help You Recover
A dog attack can have long-lasting consequences, such as severe scarring, disfigurement, emotional pain, amputations and even death. Our experienced, fearless trial attorneys know what is at stake for you, which is why they will pursue every available opportunity to get you help. Hablamos español.