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Dog Bites

Dog Bite Lawyer in Athens

Experienced Legal Representation You Can Trust

Dog bite injuries can encompass the full spectrum of imaginable injuries, up to and including death. According to recent statistics from the Insurance Information Institute, almost 78 million dogs are owned as pets in the United States. While most family dogs are man’s best friend, a shocking 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year, as estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these victims, about 885,000 require medical attention for their injuries. Another disturbing statistic from the CDC indicates that in 2012, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs

Our Athens dog bite attorney has achieved impressive results in resolving personal injury cases that arise from dog bites in the Athens and Atlanta area. Call us today at (706) 760-9220 to begin with a free initial case evaluation.

Understanding Dog Bite Claims

Georgia ranked within the top-10 states for dog bites in 2015, with 381 reported claims and an average cost of $37,000 per claim. Adequate legal representation is crucial in dog-bite claims, as the medical costs associated with these injuries have risen in the past decade and compensation may be hard to obtain. Fortunately for the victims, the average cost per claim and awards given to plaintiffs by judges and juries has been increasing across the country as well.

Troublingly, nearly half of patients treated for dog bite injuries are children. The CDC also reports that about 20% of dog bites become infected, requiring extensive treatment and costly medical bills. With such high statistics, an American has about a one in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog every year. In 2015, dog bites and other related injuries cost more than $570 million nationwide, accounting for more than a third of all money paid out in homeowners insurance liability claims.

Call for a Free Initial Consultation

If you or a loved one were injured in an animal attack, it is important to act decisively. The more time you give your legal team, the better position you will be in to achieve maximum compensation to put toward recovering.

Schedule your appointment with us by calling (706) 760-9220. We are ready to help you take the first steps towards fair compensation.

Hear from Our Clients

  • There are not enough words to express or say what a fantastic lawyer that Joshua W. Branch is.

    “I would highly recommend Joshua W. Branch to anybody. He is a lawyer that takes his clients very seriously as if they were his children or his family.”

    - Gloria, Personal Injury Client
  • If there were more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.

    “If there were more people like you in this world, it would be a better place.”

    - The H. Family
  • What do I say to the most amazing attorney I’ve ever known. You have been more than an attorney. You have been a friend, and a very good listener.

    “Thank you so much for the compassion and time spent with you through my recovery.”

    - Veda, Personal Injury Client
  • There will never be enough words to describe how thankful I am for all you’ve done.

    “Thank you again for all the hard work and dedication. I pray that God will bless you abundantly this holiday season. I pray that God will bless you.”

    - Danielle, Personal Injury Client
  • Josh Branch did an incredible job for me when I was injured in a car wreck involving a tractor-trailer.

    “I had some serious injuries and Mr. Branch guided me through this tough time and I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer”

    - Vicki, Personal Injury Client
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Millions of Dollars Recovered

for Our Clients
  • $650,000 JB Client v. Negligent Driver

    A collision between a negligent driver and our client resulted in serious injuries for our client.

  • $650,000 JB Client v. Pizza Delivery Franchisee

    A collision between a texting pizza delivery driver which caused the death of our client's spouse.

  • $605,000 JB Client v. Home Health Care Company

    A horrible and tragic event occurred while the mother of our clients was under the care of her home health care company.

  • $580,000 Trucking Case: Confidential Parties

    Client sustained a fractured acetabulum when he collided into a tractor-trailer that left its trailer in the roadway.

  • $550,000 JB Client vs. Negligent Individual Driver

    The client sustained severe injuries and then had additional complications.

  • $525,000 JB client v. Georgia Medical Transportation, Inc.

    Client was not properly secured while in transit and was thrown out of his wheelchair and sustained orthopedic fractures.

  • $350,000 JB Client v. Tractor-Trailer

    Client ran into the back of an illegally parked tractor-trailer.

  • $350,000 JB client v. Shanna M. Jackson; Superior Court of Walton Co.

    Automobile collision case wherein the client who had to undergo a cervical fusion procedure.

  • $330,000 JB client v. Thomas Shirley; Superior Court of Rabun Co.

    Automobile collision case tried to verdict in Rabun County for a client who had to undergo a cervical fusion surgery.

  • $325,000 Severe Car Wreck with a Surgical Component
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Why Hire Us

  • Personalized Approach

    We pride ourselves on providing personalized client care with tailored solutions.

  • Reputation for Excellence

    We are proud of our legacy of positive client testimonials and recognition in our community.

  • Commitment to Clients

    Our passion for helping clients recover from personal injuries is the core focus of our firm.

  • Fearless Advocacy

    We are not afraid to go to trial and we will fight to get the best possible result for our clients.

Take Your First Step Towards Justice

The Law Office of Joshua W. Branch, LLC has successfully helped thousands of injured victims receive the justice they deserve.