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Dog Bites in Albany

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Each and every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs. While most escape with just a few scrapes and bruises, others are not so lucky. If you have sustained injuries from a dog bite, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help pay for medical bills, in addition to covering any lost wages. At The Shrable Law Firm, our personal injury attorney has years of experience in helping individuals who have been victims of a dog attack.

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Understanding the Georgia Responsible Dog Owner Act

In 2012, the state of Georgia enacted the Georgia Responsible Dog Owner Act. Under this law, dogs who have inflicted harm on a person are labeled as "dangerous," requiring the owners to comply with a set of rules to protect other individuals from harm. While this law helps prevent future attacks from happening, dogs who have not yet hurt an individual cannot be classified as a "dangerous dog."

If an owner's pet is labeled as "dangerous," the owner must comply with certain rules, including:

  • In the event that the dog must leave the owner's property, the owner must maintain physical control over the dog at all times
  • The dog must be registered as potentially dangerous
  • The owner must carry liability insurance in the amount of $50,000
  • Only one "dangerous dog" may reside on the owner's property at a time
  • Individuals who have been convicted of a felony may not own a "dangerous dog"
  • The dog must be microchipped

Is the Dog Owner Liable?

In most cases, the owner of the dog is liable for injuries sustained from the bite. As a pet owner, the individual is obligated to ensure that their dog will not bring harm to those around. If the owner fears that the dog may attack another person, it is their responsibility to maintain control of the dog.

If you have suffered a dog bite in Albany, please give us a call today at (229) 379-3618.

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