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A staggering 4.5 million dog bites occur each and every year in the United States although the Center for Disease Control and Prevention believes the reported number is still lower than the actual amount. About 900,000 of the dog bite victims must 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 responsibility for their pets' violent or destructive behavior, even if it has no previous history of such behavior. If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog or has been harmed by any pet of an Ohio resident, rest assured that the law is firmly on your side.
You will need an experienced and well-trusted personal injury lawyer to file on your behalf for an animal attack/dog bite case so you may be awared 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 the victim did not:
* Provoke the dog or pet 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’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 614-220-9100 to schedule an appointment.