Brunswick Dog Bite Attorneys

A dog bite can have long-term consequences. In addition to physical pain, a bite may result in scarring, disfigurement and psychological effects. While small children are frequent victims, delivery workers, the elderly and contractors can also be affected. If you or someone you love has been bitten by a dog, speak with a skilled lawyer to discuss your rights.

At Whitworth & McLelland, we help dog bite victims get the compensation they deserve. Representing clients in Brunswick, Georgia, and the surrounding communities, our attorneys welcome the opportunity to help you hold the pet owner liable for the attack. Call our office at 912-342-4856 or 866-920-2367 for a free consultation.

Dobermans, German Shepherds and pit bulls are frequently considered dangerous dogs. However, any pet dog can cause injuries by biting someone. The owner should know if a dog has menacing behavior and protect innocent passers-by from its vicious propensities.

Understanding Local Dog Bite Laws

Georgia is not a strict liability state. Instead, it has a "first bite free rule." However, if the dog owner is in violation of the local leash law, he or she may be held liable for the bite. Further, in some cities the location of the animal attack, such as in the owner's yard versus when the dog is running free, plays a role in the owner's liability. Because laws vary from city to city, it is important that you speak to a knowledgeable attorney about your situation.

When you retain our services, our attorneys will investigate the incident. We will contact animal control and go through police and animal control records to determine if the dog in question has bitten anyone previously. Our goal is to obtain compensation to cover complete medical treatment, including any necessary cosmetic surgery or emotional therapy.

Some clients are hesitant to pursue damages from a neighbor or family member. However, it is important to note that most homeowners insurance policies cover dog bite injuries.

Skilled Legal Representatives Helping After A Dog Attack

Have you or someone you care about been bitten by a dog? We can help. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Our office is located in the Gloucester Square Building next to the CVS on Gloucester Street in Brunswick. If your injury makes it difficult to come to us, we will meet with you in another location, including a hospital, nursing home or personal residence. Evening and weekend appointments are also available.

As for our fees, do not worry. We handle dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe us no fees until we obtain compensation for you.