A dog bite can leave you or someone you love with serious physical injuries. It can also leave you with emotional trauma, which might be difficult to recover from. In addition to its physical and emotional damage, a dog bite can leave you and your family with substantial medical and other expenses. You should not be responsible for these expenses. A Newark dog bite lawyer may help you collect compensation from the owner of the dog that bit you.
The time you have to file a compensation claim is limited, so you should start working on your claim right away. When you are ready to pursue compensation, contact the personal injury team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116 after being treated for your injuries.
A Newark Dog Bite Lawyer May Help Define Your Next Steps
If you were injured in a car accident, you might be able to pursue the at-fault driver and their insurance provider for compensation. Do you know who to pursue for compensation after being bitten by a dog? This might be difficult to determine if the dog that bit you is not a neighbor’s pet or another dog you have seen in your community.
A dog bite can be a traumatic event, and in its immediate aftermath, you might not know what to do next. If you can identify the dog’s owner, do you know if the owner has insurance to cover the damage from the dog bite or other means you could pursue to cover your expenses?
Our team may help you identify the dog that bit you and its owner, find out if the dog has a bite history, and identify the best insurance or other avenues for financial compensation. Contact the personal injury team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116 to learn your next steps in pursuing the monetary award you are entitled to collect.
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Your Compensation Claim Has a Time Limit
Ohio law generally limits your time to file a compensation claim for a dog or other animal bite to six years from the date of your injury. Called a statute of limitations, the state’s timeline is important because missing it can leave you unable to file a claim at all.
If the dog bite victim is a minor under the age of 18, the statute of limitations entitles them to six years from their 18th birthday to file a claim for compensation. Do not delay seeking the financial award you or your loved one are entitled to collect. A lawyer in your area may be able to help you build a solid claim for compensation.
The damage from a dog bite can cause gaping wounds, puncture marks that leave long-lasting or even permanent scars, and other disfiguring injuries. Our team can help you build a claim that may be able to cover the costs of future medical care. We can even start building your claim while you focus on recovering or on helping a loved one recover.
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Dog Bite Injuries Can Have Long-Term Costs
A dog bite may leave you with permanent scars and emotional damage that could require treatment beyond your initial physical recovery. According to Merck Manuals, a dog bite can leave you or someone you love with injuries like:
- Ragged, torn wounds
- Puncture wounds
- Dangerous infections
- Pain and swelling
- Redness and discoloration
The health of the dog, the status of its rabies shots and other vaccinations, and the extent of the dog bite attack might easily cause other injuries. Your health care provider will explain the full range of treatments your injuries require. Your legal team may help you determine the cost of treating your injuries and your financial recovery options.
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You May Fight to Recover Expenses After a Dog Bite in Newark
If you or someone you love was bitten by a dog and want the dog’s owner to take responsibility for the cost of these treatments, we can help. Our team can show you how to get financial recovery that might include:
- Current and future medical care
- Current and future loss of income
- Physical disfigurement and disability
Depending on the severity of your injuries, you might have additional expenses. If you cannot locate the dog that bit you or if the dog is not up to date on its rabies vaccination, you might incur extra costs to treat this potentially deadly infection.
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We Can Help You Get Compensation for a Dog Bite
Getting financial compensation after suffering a dog bite can be challenging. A lawyer can help you build a successful compensation claim. To support your claim, we may:
- Identify the dog that bit you
- Identify the dog’s owner
- Review your medical records
- Assign a value to your claim
- Assess your total income loss
- Negotiate with the dog’s owner
At Bressman Law, we work hard to fight for dog bite victims in Newark and surrounding communities. According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 955.28, you may be able to hold the dog owner financially liable for their dog’s actions. Do not hesitate to seek the compensation you are entitled to. Let a lawyer provide guidance and direction to your case.
Explore Financial Recovery After Suffering a Dog Bite
A dog bite can take a serious physical and financial toll on the bite victim and his family. If you or a family member was bitten by a dog and sustained serious injuries, you may be able to have your medical bills and other bite-related injuries paid by the owner of the dog that bit you.
Find out how a Newark dog bite lawyer may help you collect the financial compensation you are entitled to when you speak to a member of the Bressman Law team. We have been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years. Call (614) 538-1116 to reach our personal injury team today.