Everybody knows that dogs are man’s best friend. Unfortunately, some dog owners fail to recognize when their dogs pose an unreasonable risk to the general public. When dangerous dogs are not properly leashed or supervised, they can cause serious injury to children and adults. The attorneys at the law firm of Boyd B. Newton, P.C. have handled several cases involving people who have been seriously injured by dogs.
In Georgia, a dog owner’s liability can be based on the owner’s prior knowledge that the dog had a propensity to bite or attack humans. A dog owner can also be held liable if his or her dog bites a person while the dog is not leashed or properly constrained.
If you or a family member has been bitten or attacked by a dog, please contact Boyd B. Newton for legal representation.