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An attack by a dog can be a very frightening experience and usually results in physical injury and long-lasting psychological effects. Each state, including Georgia, has its own laws and local ordinances regarding proper care and handling of canines. Dog owner negligence or recklessness in violation of those ordinances can lead to dog attacks on humans. Dog bites can be serious injuries and are sometimes severe enough to cause death. Immediate medical treatment is necessary for dog bite injuries and it can require hospitalization, rabies shots, and long-term rehabilitation.

A victim of dog bites may miss work thus causing a financial hardship due to loss of income. Medical treatment can be expensive. If a person has suffered from dog bites, it is important to contact a Marietta personal injury attorney who understands how dog attacks can affect a person physically and emotionally. Our personal injury attorneys at Blevins & Hong, P.C. help victims of dog bites seek the monetary compensation they deserve for their injuries.

An owner whose dog is provoked and attacks may not qualify for owner negligence. An unprovoked attack is a different matter and it is best to consult with an attorney who is knowledgeable in the laws regarding managing dogs. The two most common violations of dog ordinances are:

  • Failing to follow leash laws
  • Knowing that a dog has the temperament for or a propensity to bite and doing nothing to prevent it from biting

Unfortunately, children comprise the largest number of dog bite victims and a child may be scarred both physically and mentally for life. The individual responsible for the dog bite injuries may be liable to the injured victims for damages. The victim may file a lawsuit and recover loss of wages, medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. In the case of fatal dog bites, the surviving parents, children, spouse or sibling may sue for wrongful death.


Before you settle an insurance claim for dog bites, you should speak with an attorney. Our lawyers at Blevins & Hong, P.C. are qualified and experienced in handling dog bite cases and can give you the necessary legal guidance. Our goal is to help you receive the maximum monetary compensation for your injuries. Make an appointment today with one of our skilled attorneys to review and evaluate your matter regarding injuries from dog bites. Contact a Marietta dog bite lawyer to learn more!


If you or a loved one has been injured through the negligent, dangerous or reckless act of another person or corporation, legal action can be taken to recover compensation for damages. Although these cases vary widely in degree of injury, one aspect remains a constant: the party responsible for the injury is liable and must face civil justice related to their actions in a claim or lawsuit filed on behalf of the injured. A civil claim against the responsible party can be a critical aspect for an injured victim; their medical treatment, future medical care, rehabilitation, loss of income and pain and suffering should all be considered when filing a claim. The legal team at Blevins & Hong, P.C. has extensive experience in addressing all types of legal claims in injury cases including the following:

Personal Injury FAQ

Personal injury law covers a wide range of situations and circumstances. Because an injury due to the negligence of another person or business can affect anyone at any time, many are unprepared for the legal battle that could be ahead and may have many questions. For example, who can file for a personal injury claim, when should they file, should they hire an attorney, and how much compensation can they expect to receive?

One on One Attorney Attention

At Blevins and Hong, P.C., we believe that all clients should be informed and fully understand their situation. While we offer online resources, there is absolutely no substitute for one on one attention from a qualified and experienced attorney who cares about you and your family. Some law firms keep the attorneys behind closed doors and let others do the talking, but our attorneys will give you personal attention. That is what true customer service is all about.

Auto Accidents

If you were injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident, contact our team as soon as possible. Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. In fact, it is estimated that there is a traffic collision every 10 seconds in the country. If you were injured because of the negligence or recklessness of another, you could be entitled to compensation.

Boating Accidents

If a boat operator is driving recklessly, under the influence of alcohol, distracted, or does not have the proper training, they could be putting the lives of everyone around them in danger. If you were injured in a boating accident, please contact our team as soon as possible. We will examine every aspect of your case in order to get you justice.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are often extremely serious as the rider has little protection when involved in a collision with another vehicle. Sadly, other motorists often fail to look out for motorcyclists, cyclists, and pedestrians, but are only looking out for vehicles. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident, please contact our team for legal representation.

Train Accidents

Many people depend on trains, subways, trolleys, and other railway systems to get to and from work, run errands, and have access to the community. When someone chooses this transportation, they expect a safe journey. When there is an accident it can be devastating, and multiple people may suffer injury or even death. If you are involved in a train accident, contact an attorney to protect your rights.

Slip & Fall Accidents

If you were injured in a slip and fall accident while on the premises of another, you should contact a member of our legal team. Property owners are responsible for keeping their premises safe and up to standard. When this does not happen, they could be held legally liable for any injury that happened as a result.

Construction Accidents

Those who work on construction sites face unique hazards every day. If you were the victim of an accident because your employer or a co-worker was careless, they could be held liable for your injuries. The aftermath of an accident may not only be traumatic, but expensive as well. In order to get the financial help you need, contact our team.

Work Related Accidents

If you were injured while on the job, your employer could be held responsible for your accident. Employers are responsible for keeping their work environment up to code and when they fail to do this, any resulting accident could be on their shoulders. To learn more, please contact us regarding your case.

Medical Malpractice

When someone is injured because a medical professional failed to do their job correctly, they could and should be held responsible for what they have done. A breach of duty causing injury and damages is known as medical malpractice and victims can be entitled to compensation for the pain and suffering they went through as a result.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse is a heartbreaking reality that has affected the lives of families across the country. When a family places an elderly loved one into the care of a nursing home facility, they expect that they will be treated with respect and kindness. When they are instead physically, sexually, or emotionally abused, everything should be done to stand up for their rights.

Birth Injuries

One of the most heartbreaking types of medical malpractice is birth injuries. If your child suffered from brachial plexus, Erb’s Palsy, brain damage, or cerebral palsy because of the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, you should contact our team for help. We will fight to get you justice.

Defective Products

If you or a loved one were injured because of a defective product, you could have a product liability case. Products may be defective if there was a flaw either in the design or in the manufacturing of the item. Whatever the case, these companies are responsible for providing safe products for consumers.

Liquor Liability

Being injured by a drunk driver can be devastating. The drunk driver may suffer relatively few injuries while causing severe injuries to others. That person is held legally liable for their actions, and injured parties may collect from that person’s insurance, but the victim may also have a legal right to compensation from the dram shop, or venue that provided the alcohol.

Premises Liability

Those who own property are responsible for maintaining it and ensuring that it is a safe environment for visitors. This applies both to homeowners and to businesses. If they fail to maintain the premises or allow an unsafe condition to develop or continue, they may be liable for injuries resulting from that negligence. Click to read more about common kinds of premises liability cases.

Dog Bites

Pet owners are responsible for their animals, both to ensure that they are safe and well, and to ensure that they are safe to be around other people. If you were attacked by someone’s dog, it could be covered under premises liability law. Dozens of people are killed every year due to dog attacks and countless more are seriously injured or scarred.

Burn Injuries

Burn injuries can be particularly devastating due to the scarring or permanent damage that can be done. They may result from an auto accident, building fire, scalding liquids, or unsafe workplace conditions. No matter the circumstance, showing liability and receiving compensation can be a difficult and complicated process. A skilled attorney like those at Blevins and Hong, P.C. can help.

Serious Injuries

The results of an accident can include: mental trauma, property damage, financial hurt and serious injury. Some injuries take months to recover from while others lead to permanent disability. A member of our firm could review your case if you were injured and seek to get you compensation for what you have gone through.

Catastrophic Injuries

Some injuries are more than serious—they are catastrophic. These result in permanent quality of life changes and include brain damage, injuries resulting in amputation, and electrocution. No amount of money or medical treatment can undo a catastrophic injury, but the person or entity liable should do everything possible to compensate the victim. It is wise to focus on recovery and coping with the changing circumstances while allowing an experienced and compassionate attorney to care for the legal aspects of the situation.

Wrongful Death

An accident that results in death is one of the worst calamities that can affect a family. If you lost a loved one because of the negligence of another, no amount of financial compensation could make up for their loss. However, by holding the guilty party responsible for what they have done, you could ensure that the same thing does not happen to someone else. You could also secure justice for the victim and their family.


When an injury caused through negligence is very serious, naturally the settlement sought must be adequate to provide for the victim. When a catastrophic injury such as spinal injuries, brain damage, loss of limb, disfiguring injuries or other such harm is the situation, the legal team understands the urgency and need for a high value settlement; the victim will require medical care for the rest of their lives.

Whether your case involves a serious injury or one in which a full recovery is expected over time, seeking fair and full compensation that addresses all the damages is vital. A comprehensive and well-documented claim will be filed and negotiations will begin. In most cases a settlement can be reached prior to trial. When an insurance company refuses to provide our client with fair compensation we are willing to take the case to the next level and have a jury decide. Contact a Marietta injury attorney from our office!



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Attorney Richard Blevins

Cobb County DUI Lawyer

    • Attorney Richard Blevins
    • Prior Law Enforcement Experience
    • Former Prosecutor/ Former Police Officer
    • Google Top Rated Attorney

    Attorney Soo Hong

    Cobb County DUI Lawyer

      • Attorney Soo Hong
      • 2017 Featured Attorney to Watch
      • 2015 Ross Adams Younger Lawyer Award
      • 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star

      Highest Reviewed Law Firm

      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      Gauramohan Kashalikar
      04:11 01 Mar 17
      I was shattered with the overwhelming charge in my otherwise immaculate 40 years of life. While desperately browsing the internet for good attorney, I came across Mr. Blevins profile, who back then had received 5 stars rating from 50 folks. That’s an outstanding rating to trust anyone. With that background, I went to him to handle my case. Mr. Blevins met all my expectations and indeed did an incredible job & brought the case a desirable outcome for me and got my life back on track. During my interactions with him I realized that he has a ton of experiences and knows the GA law in and out. He is also very well connected within the GA law community. He is prompt & supportive and drives the case pretty well. With a great pleasure & honor, I would like endorse him with yet another 5 star. I strongly strongly strongly recommend him!read more
      James Saxon
      James Saxon
      00:16 21 Jan 17
      I retained Mr. Blevins to represent me for a misdemeanor affray charge and he got the charges dismissed. He was very receptive, very open, available (shared his personal cell with me for any after hour questions), and effective. He communicated well and efficiently. Would certainly recommend him to everyone. Cost was very reasonable and definitely worth the more
      Steve K
      Steve K
      21:01 28 Dec 16
      Richard Blevins did a GREAT job for us on two cases. On one case he was able to minimize the impact of a DUI charge. He was able to get the other case dismissed after we followed his recommendations prior to our court date. He’s very knowledgeable and familiar with what needs to be done to handle your case. I highly recommend hiring more
      Eric Long
      Eric Long
      17:40 24 Jan 17
      The best DUI attorneys in all Cobb County! I spoke with various other attorneys but was impressed with the level of professionalism and promptness of attorney Richard Blevins. His experience is felt instantly as we appeared in court and everyone knew him. Thank you Richard for saving my more
      Sadiq Fazel
      Sadiq Fazel
      16:07 13 Oct 16
      GREAT LAWYER; OUTSTANDING LAW FIRM AND BEYOND COMPARISON Richard Blevins Jr. had my best interest in mind from the moment I met with him through the months that we worked together. He WILL work for you and will use his extensive knowledge and network of the legal system to get you the best outcome. His office staffs were very responsive and would communicate and send me all the documents throughout the court proceedings. Mr. Blevins would also directly call and communicate with you to keep matters aligned and up-to-date. Listen to him, trust his advice, and do what he says as he has the expertise and confidence to tackle your case. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Blevins to anyone who finds themselves in a difficult situation. He is the best lawyer in Cobb County and one of the BEST in Georgia!read more
      Dan Tuttle
      Dan Tuttle
      17:06 27 Mar 17
      Selecting an attorney is something we don’t do often and it can be an intimidating process. For me, there are 4 important questions to keep in mind: 1. How knowledgeable is the attorney and will they be able to identify all the possible options for your situation? 2. How honest and transparent will the attorney be with you on the possible outcome of your situation? 3. Will the attorney work hard and stay persistent to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation? 4. What will the legal representation cost? I can testify that Richard Blevins of Blevins & Hong is extremely knowledgeable on the law and in our case, could identify options that we didn’t even know existed. He was honest about the unlikelihood of the best outcome but was willing to work hard to try to achieve that for us at a very reasonable cost. In our case, Richard was able to make the improbable best outcome a reality. Richard’s knowledge of the law, experience in the courtroom, hard work and commitment to resolving the case in our best interest were the keys to our success. Choosing the right attorney can be a difficult decision, make the right choice and give Richard Blevins a call. You will be glad you did, I certainly more
      Joyce Evans
      Joyce Evans
      21:02 09 May 17
      Attorney Blevins is a dynamic negotitator... skilled lawyer,...he was able to keep my husband from going to jail for driving with suspended driver's license (numerous tickets and a long standing case history in Cobb County with suspensions) but his attorney was patient,steadfast, and HONEST .Attorney Blevins was so impressive,even the Judge commended him for doing a GREAT JOB !!read more
      Ethan Kimbrough
      Ethan Kimbrough
      16:30 10 May 17
      Richard is excellent to work with. As a former law enforcement officer, Richard has incredible knowledge and his work ethic sets him apart from other legal experts. He took the time to explain all aspects of my situation to me and genuinely cared about the outcome of my case. I recommend him and his team to anyone. Richard and his team gave me the confidence I needed during all phases of my case. You won't find a more attentive, tenacious more
      Charles Paul
      Charles Paul
      14:44 16 May 17
      Had an unfortunate situation occur at the top of 2016 that surely would've followed me throughout the entirety of my professional career. Attorney Soo Hong was a true God send. Ms. Hong was professional, courteous and very knowledgeable. I was almost certain that even with legal counsel my situation could only be lessened but not totally relieved. I'm not sure how she managed but to my surprise my case was dismissed a few days ago. Even so she has still been available to answer lingering questions and help with advice. My five star rating is an understatement if you ask me. Money well more
      tracey morris
      tracey morris
      20:38 13 Jul 17
      Mr Richard Blevins and his exceptional firm helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. His experience in law and guidance throughout an entire process of the Cobb court system was without question trusting. I am so happy to have chosen Mr Blevins and his firm to represent more
      Michael Rolader
      Michael Rolader
      01:19 20 Jul 17
      Our family has over a time period required the services of an attorney. We have had the opportunity to work with Soo Hong of Blevins and Hong a few times. Her devotion to her clients and the personal followup requires repeated trust. Our family will retain in future needs. Mike and Mary R. Acworth, Georgiaread more
      joshua whitehead
      joshua whitehead
      21:13 28 Jul 17
      I went to Ms. Hong to take care of a dui case of mine she sat down with me and was straight forward with what she could do and what my expectations should be. She explained to me the case proceedings how how things work in layman terms so I could understand clearly. I decided to use her and she was nothing less than excellent. She went to bat for me and argued her butt off in my favor. In open court the judge himself said that I owe great gratitude towards her because for most they wouldn't have gotten the plea deal. I am very thankful and lucky to have chosen Blevins and Hong law. They were able to get everything dropped down to reckless driving which in my case was the absolute best senario. I would highly recommend Ms. Hong and her more
      Tracey Sprinkle
      Tracey Sprinkle
      15:26 25 Jul 17
      I retained Soo Hong for my son who had been falsely accused of stealing a car. His public defender wasn't doing his job. Wanted him to plea out from the very beginning. After six months in Cobb County jail, I went ahead and contacted Soo Hong. Needless to say, my son's charges were dropped and was out of jail within 3wks. All due to her expertise and knowledge of the law. From the beginning, Soo kept us updated on everything. She treated us with respect and went above and beyond the call of duty. I would recommend her to anyone! T. Sprinkleread more
      Robert Ackland
      Robert Ackland
      20:27 14 Aug 17
      Richard Blevins is by far the most professional, responsive and effective attorney I have known. If you are looking for the very best advocate to address your legal issues, Richard is that person. He knows his business and treats his clients with respect and care. He commits to what he will do and always follows through. I highly recommend him to handle your legal affairs. Like our family, you will be very glad you did!! -- Rober Ackland - Gainesville Garead more
      Nicholas Hixon
      Nicholas Hixon
      02:24 17 Aug 17
      Ms. Hong was a pleasure to work with! She helped me out've a bad situation and continued to help me whenever any other curve ball would come my way. I've never had to use a lawyer before and going into it expecting a lot of stress, she helped me remain calm and took care of everything, while I was living out of more
      Aaron K
      Aaron K
      19:10 05 Sep 17
      Richard Blevins is a life saver! He invested a personal interest in my legal affairs, was great about communicating with me over the year long process, and was able to get me the best available outcome on my case. He genuinely cares about his clients and wants to help them reach the most favorable outcome possible. He is well respected in the court room and his knowledge of legal issues is unbelievable. If you want the best shot at beating your case I highly recommend hiring Mr. Blevins. No amount of stars or money could show my appreciation for having my life and professional career saved by this man!read more
      Lindsey Putnam
      Lindsey Putnam
      20:06 14 Sep 17
      Amazing firm right here! Richard Blevins is fantastic. I am a business owner and my son got in to some trouble. I needed him back asap. Richard was great with answering any questions I had and was very prompt on returning phone calls and emails. I would rate them 20 on a scale of 1-10read more
      14:54 02 Oct 17
      Mr. Richard is very intelligent, knowledgeable, trustworthy & reliable attorney. He handles the case diligently & strives to get best possible outcome for you. For legal matters, you need to be in best hands! I find him THE best & I highly recommend more
      Lani Miller
      Lani Miller
      18:50 04 Jan 18
      Mr. Blevins and his staff demonstrated outstanding professionalism and support. He is attentive and prompt. I appreciate the fact that he is also extremely courteous and understanding. I recommend him with the highest more
      Tyrall A.
      Tyrall A.
      05:50 30 Oct 17
      Belvins & Hong, PC is one of the best, I would strongly recommend that you have this company represent you in your case. Ms. Hong represented me during my case; and she did get my case dropped off my record since I was a first time offender. She was very knowledgeable, which was a plus since I had no idea what was happening. I cannot thank you enough for representing more
      Kenny Lauck
      Kenny Lauck
      23:32 26 Nov 17
      I've been working on my case to get off of probation. I am from out of state and contacted the firm. They got to work right away and set a date for court. We went in and Mr Blevins was able to get me off. They are very affordable, and know the system. If you want it done right call more
      Theresa Hegstetter
      Theresa Hegstetter
      15:55 17 Jan 18
      If I could give 10 stars I would...Can't say enough about how Richard Blevins helped us. He is very well connected in the legal community which helps when working these cases. He went out of his way to make sure we recieved the best possible outcome for our case. Working in the legal field, I understand the importance of having a great attorney and how much that matters, and Richard is a great attorney!! If you want the best possible outcome, go with this more
      Laura Manous
      Laura Manous
      20:56 06 Feb 18
      Mr. Blevins was able to help me out so much with my legal issue! He met with me and made a plan and followed through with GREAT communication! His rate was also very reasonable for his QUALITY service!read more
      John Osborne
      John Osborne
      14:25 14 Feb 18
      Attorney Richard Blevins went out of his way to help me with an out of state case. He spent his own valuable time and resources to assist me. He definitely went the extra Mile. I cannot express my gratitude. Thank you Mr. more
      Heath Kelly
      Heath Kelly
      00:41 25 Feb 18
      Knowledgeable and straight to the point. Very proud to work with them. Everyone should seek consulting with them to see what they can do for you. I got a nice settlement with prompt more
      Robert Halsell
      Robert Halsell
      01:23 09 Mar 18
      They handled my case against my prior apt. Complex management quickly and efficiently. As a client, Justin took the time to listen and effectively gather material's needed to fight my case. I cannot thank them more
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