Attacks by animals, in particular dogs, can cause permanent injury, scarring, trauma and even death. In many cases, the victim has long-term problems with self-esteem and emotional health because of severe scars that draw attention to the victim. If a dangerous animal injured you or a loved one, you should seek the advice of an experienced attorney who can help you understand your rights.
At Silvis, Ambrose, Lindquist & Coch, P.C., we have represented victims of dog bites and other animal attacks since 1983. We understand the highly complex laws dealing with animal bites in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama, and we can help you understand all the options you have for pursuing compensation from the animal’s owner.
To arrange a free consultation with our experienced Thomasville dog bite injury lawyers, please call (229) 228-9999, toll free (877) 312-6812 or contact us online. We are available to meet you at your home or in the hospital, if needed.
Understanding Dog Bite and Animal Attack Cases
The law treats dogs and other animals as the personal property of their owners. When an animal attacks, the owner is responsible for compensating the victim. Usually, this is covered by insurance of some type, such as:
- Homeowners insurance
- Renters insurance
- Condominium insurance
- A landlord’s insurance policy
Deciding whether a particular type of coverage applies to your case is a complex issue. Our personal injury attorneys know how to interpret insurance policies, and we will thoroughly analyze the options to find coverage.
What About Farm Animals?
Like the owner of a pet, a farmer is responsible for damage caused by his or her animals. Whether that damage comes in the form of a personal injury or in the form of property damage, the farmer may be liable. In our area, farming is a large industry, and our lawyers have handled a number of cases involving injuries and property damage caused by farm animals.