A staggering 4.5 million dog bites occur every year in the United States although the Center for Disease Control and Prevention believes that the numbers are still too low compared to what is really happening out there. About 900,000 of the dog bite victims have to seek emergency medical attention while more than 30,000 of these require some type of reconstructive surgery.
Ohio Law on Dog Bites
Ohio law mandates all dog owners to take full accountability of their pet animal’s violent or destructive behavior, even if it has no history of such. If you or a loved one has been bitten by dog or has been harmed by any pet animal of another person in Ohio, rest assured that you have the law strongly on your side.
You will need an experienced and well-respected personal injury lawyer to help you file for an animal attack/dog bite case and be awarded monetary compensation for your medical bills, emotional trauma and other losses incurred.
The success of your personal injury claim involving an animal attack or dog bite relies on essential facts that you or your loved one did not:
- Provoke the dog or pet animal by means of teasing, poking, tormenting or frightening the animal
- Trespass on private property, wherein you have moved into the dog’s or the pet animal’s personal space
- Commit a criminal offense, which made the dog or the pet animal feel threatened and compelled to attack
Dog bites or animal attacks can cause serious injuries – physically, emotionally and financially. Find out if you have the right to claim for compensation. Seek the help of the leading Ohio personal injury attorney Jami S. Oliver for your legal options. Call now at (614) 220-9100 to schedule a consultation.