Newnan Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog bites can cause serious injuries, particularly to smaller children. If you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. as soon as possible. Our Newnan dog bite lawyers are tough advocates for injured people.
Why Choose Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C.?
At Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. in Newnan, Georgia:
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you don’t pay us any legal fees until we recover compensation for you.
- We give dedicated attention to each of our clients and will personally ensure that your legal needs are met.
- With more than two decades of experience as personal injury attorneys in Newnan, living and working in the community, we are committed to providing the exemplary representation our clients deserve.
Why You Need an Attorney
No matter the circumstances surrounding your dog bite incident, an experienced Coweta County personal injury lawyer can help. It is likely that the dog owner will have insurance, and the insurance company will try to limit its liability for your injuries. Insurance companies have teams of lawyers on their side – it is important to have your own legal representation to help level the playing field.
Diseases Caused by Dog Bites
As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly one in five people bitten by a dog will require medical attention. Dog bites not only cause injury and pain but also transmit germs that can cause infection. Up to 18% of dog bites become infected with bacteria and viruses, including:
- Rabies: This serious disease is caused by a virus that affects the brain. Rabies is almost always fatal once symptoms appear.
- MRSA: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is a type of staph infection that is resistant to many antibiotics. Although dogs carrying MRSA may not show any symptoms, the bacteria can cause skin, lung, and urinary tract infections in people, and spread to the bloodstream, causing life-threatening infections.
- Tetanus: Deep wound dog bites may cause tetanus, a toxin produced by a particular type of bacteria that can cause rigid paralysis in people.
- Pasteurella: This type of bacteria is seen in more than half of infected dog bite wounds. It causes painful, red infection at the site of the bite, along with swelling of the joints and glands and difficulty moving in some cases.
Dog Bite Fatality Statistics
In a report concerning dog bite fatalities, CDC states that in a two-year period in the U.S.:
- 30% involved an unrestrained dog off the dog owner’s property
- 22% involved a restrained dog on the owner’s property
- 48% involved an unrestrained dog on the owner’s property
- 80% occurred among children
- Rottweilers were the most commonly reported breed involved in fatal attacks
Damages You Can Recover
A dog bite case is a personal injury claim that allows you to recover compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Damages may include physical scarring and psychological trauma after an attack by a large, aggressive dog.
Connect with Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. Today
Dog bites can cause serious physical injury, diseases, and psychological trauma. If you or your loved one has been bitten by a dog, contact the Newnan personal injury lawyers at Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. Submit a request online to schedule a free consultation, or call (770) 251-7100. Our team of specialized attorneys will explain your legal options and tell you what damages you may be entitled to claim.