Dog and Animal Bites

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Animal attacks can cause serious, life-changing injuries. In addition to the pain of stitches and surgery, animal bite victims often face lifelong fears of animals as well as self-esteem issues due to scarring and disfigurement.  These victims are often small children who have sustained injuries to the face. Sometimes, injuries occur while being chased by a dog without ever being bitten. These types of injuries are also compensable.

Unlike some states, dogs in Ohio do not get one free bite. Dog owners are held responsible unless there is evidence that the dog was tormented or abused. When it comes to a dangerous dog, such as a pit bull, the law provides that:

  • Owners must keep pit bulls secure in a locked pen with a top.
  • When dogs are let out of the pen, they must be on a chain-link leash no longer than six feet, or muzzled.
  • Pit bull owners are required to carry liability insurance coverage of no less than $100,000.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog or other animal, the owner's liability insurance should cover your damages. Allow me to negotiate directly with the insurance companies on your behalf. I collect no attorneys' fees unless and until you recover on your claim, whether by settlement or by jury verdict. I will commit substantial resources to investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and cover other necessary expenses. If we win, I recover these expenditures. If not, you owe me nothing.

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