Georgia’s dog bite law is favorable to dog owners. It puts the burden of proof upon the victim of the dog bite to prove that the dog was vicious or dangerous, that the owner of the dog knew or should have known prior to the injury that the dog was vicious or dangerous and that the owner of the dog failed to manage or maintain the dangerous dog. At the Kerr Law Firm we have handled dozens of dog bite injury cases. We have the experience to establish liability and legal responsibility of dog owners and to navigate the complex liability insurance issues dog bite cases present.
When you are injured you need someone with the knowledge and experience to obtain a fair and just recovery for you and your family. Our main office is in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. If you or a member of your family has been injured by the negligence of another person or company, call the Kerr Law Firm for a free consultation.
Georgia Dog Bite Law:
A person who owns or keeps a vicious or dangerous animal of any kind and who, by careless management or by allowing the animal to go at liberty, causes injury to another person who does not provoke the injury by his own act may be liable in damages to the person so injured. In proving vicious propensity, it shall be sufficient to show that the animal was required to be at heel or on a leash by an ordinance of a city, county, or consolidated government, and the said animal was at the time of the occurrence not at heel or on a leash. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to domesticated fowl including roosters with spurs. The foregoing sentence shall not apply to domesticated livestock.