A lawyer for a dog bite victim in Georgia says that dog bite lawyers are “doing what lawyers are supposed to do,” but he added that “they’re doing it to themselves.”
Attorney Josh Hensley told The Huffington View on Wednesday that the dog bite victims “are not paying their lawyers, and they are not paying the dogs.”
He noted that the dogs’ owners have also been paying the lawyers for legal work, and the dog owners’ attorney had filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owner.
Hensley said he believes the dog-bite victims are “paying their lawyers” to protect their “lives” and to make sure the dogs aren’t euthanized because the lawyers “are protecting the dogs that they have.”
“There is an element of self-interest here,” he said.
“These are not just victims.
They are being protected by the lawyers.”
A federal judge has ruled that lawyers for dog bite survivors have to pay them back to the families of the victims.
The decision comes as the Justice Department is investigating whether the government violated the victims’ civil rights by not providing proper compensation to the victims in the death of their dog.
The government is appealing that ruling.