Proven to enrich our physical and mental health, dogs are extremely intelligent creatures with a loyalty to their humans that is unexpectedly strong.

Part of the responsibility for having these wonderful companions is that dog owners must ensure that their animals do not cause injury or harm to others. No matter their personality, just about all dogs have teeth that can cause serious damage such as permanent scarring and disfigurement. When a dog bites someone, that person may be entitled to receive damages from the owner for his or her injuries.

Why Choose Us For Your Macon Dog Bite Attorney

There are many firms in Macon who would want to take on your dog bite case.  However, you should choose carefully, for you only get one shot at compensation for your injuries.  You should hire a law firm that has the experience, knowledge, and tenacity to handle your claim.  Some of the many reasons to hire the Mann Law Firm include:

  • We have over 50 years of experience helping people whose loved ones have suffered from all kinds of personal injuries, including dog bites.
  • Attorney David Mann is personally involved in every case and is committed to getting clients the compensation they deserve.
  • He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, past president of the Middle Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and ready to help you.
  • He has secured high settlements and verdicts, many in the millions of dollars.
  • His clients have written rave reviews about his representation.

For a free consultation with a knowledgeable Macon dog bite attorney, call  (478) 742-3381.  We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if you receive compensation.

Reasons Why Dogs Bite

Even an otherwise friendly dog can become aggressive if put into a situation where it feels provoked, threatened or scared. Unfortunately, there are also some dogs which have not had consistent, positive interaction with people and, as a result, may be more likely to behave in self-defensive ways. Another common issue involves dogs who are not on leashes or in fenced yards which may be wary when approached by unfamiliar people.

Macon Dog Bite Laws

There are many laws in Georgia about dogs and dog bites.  In order to hold the dog owner liable for a bite, the injured person must prove one of the following:

  • The owner knew or should have known that the dog was dangerous or aggressive.
  • The dog was required to be leashed or otherwise under the owner’s control.

Damages For Dog Bite Injuries

Dog bite victims need to prove that they were damaged in order to collect compensation for their injuries.  The two types are economic damages and non-economic damages:

  • Economic damages are those that are easily calculated and have a dollar amount, like medical expenses or lost wages due to an inability to work.
  • Noneconomic damages are not as easily calculated and do not have a fixed dollar amount, such as physical pain and emotional suffering.

Proving damages is the most important part of your case.  Without damages, you cannot be compensated.  You should speak with your Macon dog bite lawyer about the types of damages you have sustained and how much they could be worth.

More Information on Dog Bite Claims

In Georgia, you have two years after the date of a dog bite to file a lawsuit. After that time, it is highly unlikely that a court will hear your case.

Because Georgia is a “negligence” dog bite state, an owner must generally know that a dog might be vicious or dangerous in order to be held liable for a dog bite. However, failure to have a dog on a leash where a law or ordinance requires one is enough to show knowledge.

Macon Dog Bite Lawyer

Although we are based in the seat of Bibb County, our Macon dog bite attorneys are pleased to assist clients in communities across Georgia. If you have been bitten by a dog belonging to another individual, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury, including for medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost income. The best way to protect your rights is to seek the advice of a qualified attorney as soon after the bite as possible. Call (478) 742-3381 or fill out our online form to begin the process of holding the dog’s owner responsible for the actions of his or her pet.

Attorney David Mann

Attorney David MannBefore leading his own firm, Mann served for several years as in-house defense counsel for a large insurance company, which gives him unique insight into how insurance companies work. He uses this critical knowledge as an advantage for his clients. He is a tough negotiator and litigator, and he is exceptionally strategic in building cases on behalf of personal injury victims.[ Attorney Bio ]

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