If you or a loved one experienced a serious dog bite, a Whitehall dog bite lawyer can help you. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
While dogs are often unpredictable with their behavior, pet owners have a responsibility to maintain control and to protect others from harm. A dog bite may be more than a puncture wound. A serious bite may require surgery, develop an infection, or expose you to a dangerous disease.
Ohio Revised Code Section 955.28 protects victims of dog bites by allowing civil action against pet owners. If you or a loved one suffered a serious dog bite, let us help you. Call Bressman Law now for a free case evaluation: (614) 538-1116.
What You Need to Know About Dog Bites
Many households in the United States own a dog. It is not uncommon to encounter a dog when visiting a friend or family member.
There are several reasons why a dog may bite you, whether they know you or they are meeting you for the first time. These reasons may include:
- They are sick or in pain
- They are afraid
- They are protecting someone or something, like puppies
One of the most serious complications from a dog bite is rabies. A bite by an infected dog can transmit this potentially deadly virus, impacting your central nervous system, Healthline reports. One of the most dangerous effects of rabies is inflammation in the brain.
Vaccination is the best prevention against rabies. If the dog that bit you was not vaccinated, chances are you experienced painful shots or other treatments designed to protect you from the virus.
Rabies is just one example of how a dog bite may expose you to a dangerous virus. Medical News Today states that tetanus and sepsis are other types of complications that you develop from a dog bite.
Dog bite injuries can be painful and traumatic. The injuries you experienced may require plastic surgery and therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Your expenses can escalate as your income decreases—or stops—due to an inability to work. This is not fair and we can help you with a personal injury claim and lawsuit.
If you experienced a serious dog bite that resulted in traumatic injuries for you, a Whitehall dog bite lawyer from Bressman Law can help you fight for justice. Call us today for a free case evaluation: (614) 538-1116.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bite attorney in Whitehall, call (614) 538-1116
Consider the Statute of Limitations for Dog Bites and Civil Action
The Ohio statute of limitations for personal injury is generally two years under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10; however, the timeline differs for dog bite cases. Your age at the time of the bite is important for determining the length of time allowed for filing a civil lawsuit. A lawyer can discuss your options with you.
Filing your case in time to meet the required deadlines is essential in your pursuit of possible compensation. If you miss the deadline, you may be barred from pursuing civil action later.
At Bressman Law, our team is familiar with Ohio law as it applies to personal injury and dog bite cases. We are here to help you through this difficult time.
If you or a loved one experienced a serious dog bite due to negligence on the part of a pet owner, act quickly to protect your chance for possible compensation. The sooner we can review the evidence associated with your case, the sooner we can get to work for you.
Pictures of your injuries and of the dog are important pieces of evidence. Witnesses’ contact information and copies of your medical report are also important.
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What to Do When Insurance Companies Pressure You
An insurance company may offer you a settlement soon after your dog bite injury. Accepting their offer can prevent you from pursuing possible compensation later if your medical condition worsens.
Do not give in to the high-pressure tactics insurance companies use to convince you to sign and accept their offer. Our team is well aware of how these for-profit companies put their own interests ahead of yours.
Let us protect your best interests. Your dog bite injury requires your full focus and attention. A personal injury lawyer from our team can keep you informed of any developments in your case.
Protect your best interests by referring insurance companies to your personal injury lawyer. We work hard to secure the best possible outcome for your case. If necessary, we are ready to go to trial.
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Depending upon the severity of your injury, you may require physical therapy or future surgeries. A lengthy recovery may result in additional time missed from work.
Your medical bills and other expenses will not wait for payment. When the dog of a negligent property owner bites you, Ohio law protects your right to pursue those liable for your injuries with a civil lawsuit.
While a dog’s behavior may be unpredictable, both maintaining control and proper training can possibly protect others from harm. If an owner fails to do so, you may be able to take action.
If you or a loved one experienced serious harm due to a dangerous dog, a Whitehall dog bite lawyer can help you fight for justice. Time is of the essence, making it imperative that you contact our team as soon as possible.
Bressman Law has a no-fee guarantee. We only collect our fee if we win your case or recover a settlement for you. To learn more about how we can help you, call us today for a free case evaluation: (614) 538-1116.