Schedule Your Free Consultation | We Litigate Nationwide
Dog Bites

Riverdale Dog Bites Attorneys

Holding Animal Owners Responsible for Your Injury

Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that more than 4.7 million people are injured by dog bites or attacks each year. Often, individuals are bitten by their own dogs, but hundreds of thousands are injured by a neighbor’s or stranger’s dog. If you were injured by a dog bite, call the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker. Our injury attorneys help clients recover compensation for injuries caused by dog bites in Georgia.

Please contact our law firm at (470) 450-1164 for a free consultation.

Building a Credible Case

Dog bite victims may be able to recover compensation for their injuries, medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses related to the injury. When a city or county leash law was violated at the time of a dog bite, Georgia law holds the owner of the dog to a higher standard. Our attorneys check local leash laws when building a case for victims of dog bites in Georgia.

In order to build a case, it is helpful to obtain:

  • Information from the animal’s veterinarian
  • A copy of the dog’s medical history
  • Records from obedience school
  • Local animal control records
  • Police reports

We gather the information needed to ensure that dog owners are held responsible for the damage caused by their animals. Our attorneys work to ensure that our clients receive the compensation they deserve. We can help you navigate the legal process and build a strong case.

When is a Dog Owner Liable for A Dog Bite?

According to the Code of Ga. Ann. section 51-2-7 a dog owner is liable for the injuries their pet inflicts if:

  • The dog is considered vicious or dangerous
  • The dog owner was displaying negligent behavior
  • The injury victim did not "provoke the injury by his own act"

Unfortunately, more often than not victims of dog bites are children. Our team of attorneys are dedicated to fighting for the compensation and justice you and your family deserves. Contact us today to learn more about dog bite liability and discuss how these laws may impact your case today.

What to Do After a Dog Bite or Attack

The first thing to do after a dog bite is to identify the animal that bit you to have it tested, or you may have to get a series of rabies vaccines. You should seek medical attention for your injury immediately and get the name and contact information of the owner of the animal and any witnesses. After you have received treatment, contact an attorney to learn about your legal options.

Get in touch with us today at (470) 450-1164 to speak with a dog bite lawyer in Georgia, Greensboro, Alpharetta, or Ellijay about your situation. Initial consultations are free.

Our Client Testimonials

  • “I recommend Mr. Falanga to anyone needing help in settling a personal injury case. His staff is very professional and got me a very good settlement for my auto accident. Don't go to the guys that ...”

    - Susan Wesley
  • “It has been a long and stressful journey, but Ms. Vicki was super efficient and always available when I had questions. Robert Falanga worked endlessly to win my case. He was very patient and ...”

    - Denise Ardolino-Hill
  • “My entire experience with this office was great from start to finish. Diana was wonderful to work with, always answering my questions and ensuring I understood each step of the process. Ashley was ...”

    - Kaetlyn Porter
  • “Thank you Mr. Falanga and staff for treating me like family! i was referred to Mr. Falanga by a relative who has used your services in the past and to say i was extremely pleased would be an ...”

    - Erick Hoover
  • “I came across The Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker after being involved in an auto accident a few months ago, and not knowing who to trust with my legal issue. from the start to finish it was an ...”

    - Maria Vasquez

Ready to Fight for You

Contact Us Today!
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.