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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Dog Bites


Dogs are one of the most common companion animals in the United States. The Humane Society estimates about 54.4 million households in 2015-2016 owned at least one dog. They have been proven to decrease stress, increase exercise levels, and serve as playmates for children. However, occasionally they will bite and children are the most common victim.
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Friday, May 20, 2016

National Dog Bite Prevention Week Stats Hit Home in McDonough, Ga

With an estimated 70 million dogs living in U.S. households, millions of people are bitten by dogs every year.  Not only do the majority of dog bites happen to children, the state of Georgia consistently ranks among the top 10 in the nation for dog bite attacks and the American Humane Association reports that 66% of bites among children occur to the head, face and  neck area.  In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that over 2,200 reconstructive procedures had to be performed every month in 2013 to repair injuries caused by dog bites  - totaling over 26,935 procedures for the year.  Unfortunately, these bite statistics hit home this week as a local McDonough girl was the victim of a dog bite while  petting a dog on the square  with the dog-owner’s permission and under her mother’s supervision. 


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

It’s National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and we’re taking this opportunity to raise awareness of how to prevent and cope with dog bite injuries.   According to the American Veterinary Association, there are approximately 70 million dogs living in US households as pets.  Dogs can be a valuable source of love and companionship, but some are also the source of millions of dog bite incidents every year.


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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Dog Park Safety Tips from a Personal Injury Attorney in Stockbridge, Georgia

Many Georgia pet owners are enjoying summer fun at local dog parks in Henry, Spalding and Lamar counties. These outings give pets (and their owners) a great opportunity to exercise and socialize. However, many unfamiliar people and dogs gathering together in a small area may also result in aggressive behavior and injuries.  If you are bitten by someone else's dog at a dog park, it may seem logical that the dog owner would be held responsible for paying for any medical bills and expenses that directly result from the injury. However, that's not always the case.


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Friday, June 6, 2014

Personal Injury Law: The Difference between a "Dangerous Dog" and a "Vicious Dog"

People use many words to describe dogs. But in Henry County, a dog which has bitten or attacked someone (or someone's pet) may legally be described as a dangerous dog or vicious dog.


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Monday, June 2, 2014

Personal Injury Attorneys in Stockbridge, Georgia: What to do if you were Bitten by Someone Else's Dog

Initial reactions to a dog bite can range from fear and anger to dealing with a life-threatening emergency. What should you do if you, or a loved one, is bitten by someone else's dog? As a personal injury attorney located in Henry County, I have extensive experience successfully handling dog bite cases here in Georgia. Laws regulating pet owners vary by city, county and state. But regardless of where you live, here's wise advice from a personal injury attorney on the first three things you need to do if you are ever injured by someone else's dog...


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Monday, May 26, 2014

Personal Injury Attorney Advises Georgia Residents on How to Prevent Dog Bites During the Holidays

Even a dog with a gentle disposition may unexpectedly lash out in a crowded, noisy room full of unfamiliar people.  And dog bites are a real problem.  According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million people in the U.S. are bitten by dogs every year and almost 1 in 5 people bitten by dogs require medical attention.  Here are some tips on how to prevent dog bites this holiday season.


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