Dog Bites Leave Physical And Emotional Injuries
While people might not initially think of it, a dog bite (or animal attack) can cause serious and significant injuries. Depending on circumstances, these injuries can produce nerve damage, scarring and the need for extensive rehabilitation.
It is important to realize that even for one bite, an owner can be held liable under Ohio law.
As stated on the Ohio Bar Association’s website:
Under Ohio’s statutory (legislatively enacted), a dog owner is almost always responsible for any provable injuries the dog causes. In Ohio, a dog does not get one free bite, and the dog’s owner is strictly liable for any harm the dog causes, as long as the injured person was not teasing or tormenting the dog, or trespassing or committing a criminal offense on the owner’s property.*
If you have suffered a serious injury due to an animal attack, it is important to understand your rights and what you may be entitled to by law. We are here to help you do precisely that.
Animal Attack Injury Lawyers
Our team is ready to take the approach that has obtained tens of millions of dollars for clients in more than 40 years of practice to secure the compensation to which you or your loved one may be entitled. We also understand that because of their curiosity and size, children are often the victims of serious animal attacks. As such, we are prepared to do everything to obtain damages for psychological injuries as well.
An example of our success:
$75,000 — Our client delivered medical equipment to a customer. While making the delivery, her dog jumped on him and bit him on the testicle. He suffered both pain and suffering and post-traumatic stress.
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, our attorneys represent injured people in Columbus and throughout Ohio, including Logan, Waverly and Delaware County.
* – https://www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawYouCanUse/Pages/LawYouCanUse-652.aspx