Dog attacks come out of nowhere and lead to devastating consequences.
If you or your relative are attacked by a dog and injured, we recommend calling Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA to speak with an Ohio dog bite lawyer. We have in-depth knowledge of Ohio’s dog bite laws and how the courts handle these cases. We also are highly experienced in pursuing insurance claims related to dog bites. To schedule a free consultation, submit your information online or call (419) 871-9017.
Ohio law says that an owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable for any injury, death, or property damage caused by the dog. This is known as strict liability, and usually applies to the dog’s owner.
However some other parties that can be held responsible for a dog attack include dog walkers or sitters kennels, doggy daycares, dog training facilities, or property owners.
Ultimately, the person who owns or was taking care of the dog at the time the dog attacked is automatically responsible unless the circumstances fall under an exception. Some common exceptions to strict liability include if the person bitten was trespassing at the time, or otherwise teasing or abusing the animal prior to being attacked.
When you or a loved one or friend are attacked by a dog, your first priority should be your health and safety. Do your best to get away from or subdue the dog. Ohio law protects you from liability if you injure or kill the dog while defending yourself or a loved one from.
Your next priority should be getting medical care. Dog attacks can lead to severe and fatal injuries
Some of the most common dog bite injuries include:
The amount of compensation you can expect to receive through your personal injury claim following a serious dig bite depend on the unique circumstances and other factors such as insurance policy limits, damage caps, liability exceptions, and prior injuries.
That being said, you have the right to pursue full and fair compensation for your dog bite injuries.
In addition to a strict liability claim, a person can also be held responsible for dog bite injuries if that person was negligence in controlling or confining the dog. A negligence claim requires you to prove the other party is at fault for the attack and your injuries. Something you do not have to do in a strict liability claim.
To prove fault, you must show that the party responsible for the dog failed to behave reasonably or as required by law. The person may have failed to do something they should have, such as not keeping the dog on a leash in public, or the person may have done something they should not have, such as riled the dog up or tell the dog to attack you.
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Depending on the facts of your case, you may be able to recover compensation for:
A serious dog attack is traumatic and incredibly painful. These cases are also complex, requiring knowledge about strict liability law, specific dog ordinances that vary by city, and homeowner insurance coverage. You should contact an experienced dog bite attorney to ensure you have someone to Ohio law, your legal options, and who will fight for you to receive full and fair compensation.
After being attacked by a dog, the best thing you can do is to work with an experienced dog bite lawyer with Kademenos, Wisehart, Hines, Dolyk & Wright Co. LPA. We will give you information you need and help you decide what to do. Contact us online or call (419) 871-9017 to schedule a free consultation.