Holding Owners Responsible For Attacks By Vicious Dogs
Most dog owners take the necessary steps to prevent their dogs from attacking others. They have fences around their yards and keep their dogs on a leash at all times. But if you, or your children, are in the wrong place at the wrong time, it is possible that the dog may attack. Dogs of all shapes and sizes become vicious with little or no notice.
At the law firm of Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, in Columbus, Ohio, our attorneys can help you and your family recover compensation if you have been injured by a dog. As an experienced personal injury law firm, we are prepared to help you take action against the dog owner or their insurance company.
What We Can Do To Help
After the attack, you need to seek medical treatment as soon as possible. You should try to take photos of the injuries if you are able. It can help with your future claims, as the dog owners may try to avoid responsibility for your condition. Once you have seen a doctor, you should call one of our experienced lawyers to get more information about your case.
We assist with all issues associated with dog bite claims, including:
- Bills for emergency room visits
- Costs for pain and other medication necessary to treat the injury
- Expenses connected to plastic surgery to help address scarring
- Treatment that is needed to reduce infection as a result of the attack
You may be reluctant to bring an action against the dog owner because it is someone who is a close friend or relative. Know that most dog owners have homeowners insurance, and this would be the one responsible for paying you the compensation you need to effectively treat your injuries.