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      Scott Pryor

      Scott is a member of the State Bar of Georgia and is listed in the top 1% of trial attorneys in the nation by the Litigator Awards. He is also a member of Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association—Champion Level and sits on the Communications Committee of GTLA, and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

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    • JJ Timmons
      JJ Timmons

      J. J. Timmons graduated from Mercer Law School in 2000. He spent many years thereafter doing insurance defense work in general liability and workers’ compensation for several insurance companies and a major automobile manufacturer. He eventually realized that he was working on the wrong side and has been representing plaintiffs and injured workers for the last seven years.

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    • Zahra Jacobs
      Zahra Jacobs

      Zahra has a background in Project Management and Change Management with 18 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career Zahra has implemented large scale transformation initiatives of processes and applications keeping people at the forefront. Zahra is very driven and solutions oriented and cares about people. She is also bilingual. In her free time, she enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her husband, beautiful daughter, and their many pets (2 dogs, and 3 cats).

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    • Angie Hemmings
      Angie Hemmings

      Angie Hemmings joined Scott Pryor Law just last year, and has already made her mark on the Firm. Her previous employment on staff at a local church prepared Angie for her current role in client relations and marketing. Meeting prospective clients, checking in regularly with current clients, and staying in touch with former clients are what Angie is passionate about. She wants you to know that you and your family are important to her.

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    • Gilbert Abad
      Gilbert Abad

      Mr. Abad is an expert with over eighteen years of experience in the legal field, holds numerous degrees, and is bilingual. Over his career, Mr. Abad had the pleasure of training attorneys, paralegals, legal assistants, and office staff on legal issues and procedures. He has also taught Introduction to Law and Legal Research and Writing as an adjunct professor at Gwinnett College. He has served in the U.S. Army, and has served with the United Nations in Macedonia as a U.N. Peacekeeper.

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    • Kianna Lanier
      Kianna Lanier

      Having recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.A. in Political Science, Kianna Lanier has long term goals to pursue a career as an attorney. She first recognized her interest in law through her studies in journalism which allowed her to build proficient writing skills. From there she was able to secure multiple internships where she acquired immense knowledge in legal research.

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    • Amanda Wood
      Amanda Wood

      Amanda is a great recent addition to the Scott Pryor Law team, and is making a difference daily with her great organizational skills and tenacity.  A transplant to Georgia, she moved to Gwinnett county about six years ago with her husband, two children, and two dogs. When not at work, she enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and spoiling her new grandbaby.

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Every Gainesville dog owner has a responsibility to keep their animal under control. When dog owners fail to fulfill this duty, they could face civil liability for any injuries their animal causes.

If you or a loved one was harmed by an aggressive canine, you could benefit from speaking with a seasoned personal injury attorney. A Gainesville dog bite lawyer from our firm might be able to hold the animal’s owner accountable in court by seeking compensation through a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.

Gainesville Dog Bite Laws

Every jurisdiction takes a differing approach to determining liability for a dog bite injury. In Gainesville, plaintiffs must establish a dog owner’s negligence by proving that they failed to properly restrain their pet. Official Code of Georgia Annotate §51-2-7 sets the standard for establishing liability in a dog bite case. This statute applies not only to dogs but any attack by most domesticated animals.

To prevail in a dog bite lawsuit, an injured claimant must prove that the canine involved in the attack was dangerous or vicious. The most commonly cited evidence of a dog’s vicious demeanor is its history of aggression and any past attacks. This is commonly known as the “one-bite rule.” A pet owner would only be liable for injuries caused by their dog if they knew or should have known that it was dangerous.

Additionally, a Gainesville attorney must show that the dog owner failed to exercise proper care over their pet. In other words, the owner could be liable for damages if they were careless in restraining their dog or allowed it to roam freely despite its dangerous nature. A plaintiff must also prove that they were not trespassing on the dog owner’s property at the time of the attack.

Time Limit to File Suit

When seeking compensation after a dog bite, it is imperative for an individual to file their claim within the legal timeframe. Known as the statute of limitations, this deadline determines the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a claim. The courts strictly enforce this statute and are likely to bar any lawsuits which are filed after the deadline expires.

For canine bite injury claims, a plaintiff has two years from the date of the attack to file a suit. While there are limited exceptions to this deadline, the best course of action is to ensure a lawsuit is filed promptly. A skilled Gainesville dog bite attorney could help an injury victim comply with this important legal deadline.

Call a Gainesville Dog Bite Attorney Today

Following an attack by a vicious canine, you could be facing serious physical and emotional pain, in addition to unplanned financial burdens. You may have the legal right to seek monetary compensation for your losses. A skilled attorney from our firm could work to hold the owner of the dog accountable for your injuries.

A Gainesville dog bite lawyer could work closely with you to investigate every aspect of your claim. To discuss your options, schedule a consultation right away.

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