Dog bite injuries can be serious and cost thousands of dollars to treat. In some cases, you may suffer permanent impairments or scarring. Ohio law allows you to pursue compensation for your injuries and losses by holding the dog’s owner liable. At Bressman Law, we can review your case for free and build a solid argument for financial recovery on your behalf.
A dog bite lawyer In Worthington, OH can help you pursue the payout you need and deserve. Call us at (614) 538-1116 to talk about your injuries with a member of our team and to let us get started on your case today.
Bressman Law Will Fight for a Payout After a Dog Bite in Worthington, Ohio
For more than 30 years, Worthington injury attorney David Bressman has served personal injury victims in Ohio. Along with his team, he strives to treat every client like a member of the family. We can help you understand your rights, answer your questions and address your concerns, and aggressively pursue the compensation you need to get back on your feet after a dog attack in central Ohio.
Bressman Law can take action today on your behalf. As a part of handling your case and going after a payout to cover your damages, we will:
- Protect your right to recover compensation for your damages
- Manage all communication related to your case
- Investigate your case, collecting and analyzing evidence
- Document your related losses and expenses
- Take legal action to pursue a payout on your behalf
Worthington has an ordinance that prohibits dogs from roaming at large. Ohio law allows us to file a lawsuit against an owner whose dog attacked you and caused you to suffer injuries. We can pursue compensation in your case by proving the owner is liable for your injuries. We may be able to take your case to court to recover damages such as medical care costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
An out-of-court settlement agreement is possible in some cases, allowing us to recover a fair payout without having to take your case in front of a judge. We will discuss this if it becomes a possibility in your case.
For a free legal consultation with a dog bites attorney in Worthington, call (614) 538-1116
We Can Take on All Types of Dog Bite Injury Cases
Bressman Law handles dog bite cases in Worthington and greater Franklin County, Ohio, as well as elsewhere in the Columbus area. No matter how serious your injuries or complications are, we can pursue the compensation you need to cover your medical care, ongoing care costs, and future medical needs related to the injury.
Some of the injuries common in dog bite cases include:
- Puncture wounds
- Soft tissue damage
- Damage to muscles, tendons, and ligaments
- Broken bones
- Several types of infections, including systemic infection
- Scarring, both cosmetic and inhibiting range of motion
- Emotional and mental scarring
If you suffered any of these or other types of damages in a central Ohio dog bite incident, reach out to us today at (614) 538-1116. We will evaluate the strength of your Worthington, OH dog bite case for free.
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Recoverable Damages in a Dog Bite Case in Worthington, Ohio
When we pursue compensation in an Ohio personal injury case, we seek to make our client whole again by recovering a payout that covers the expenses and losses they suffered. During our investigation into their injuries, we identify their damages and collect documentation to prove them. This allows us to better negotiate with the liable party and their representatives or present a stronger case for a financial award in court.
While the damages suffered are unique in every case, many dog bite victims suffer the same types of damages. This commonly includes:
- Ambulance transportation cost
- Medical treatment costs
- Ongoing care costs and/or future care costs
- Lost wages and benefits
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage expenses
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If your loved one died because of dog bite injuries or complications, you might also be eligible to file a wrongful death case against the dog’s owner. We can review the facts about your family member’s injuries and death and explain your options.
When we attempt to negotiate a fair settlement agreement or take your case to court, we will aggressively pursue a payout based on your related expenses and losses. Call us today at (614) 538-1116 to learn more about how a dog bite lawyer in Worthington, OH can go after the compensation you deserve.
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Ohio Gives You a Limited Time to Take Legal Action in a Dog Bite Case
Under Ohio law, dog bite victims have six years from the date of the bite or attack to bring suit. However, if you’re bitten before you turn 18, you have six years from your 18th birthday in which to file. If you do not file a civil lawsuit against the owner or another liable party before this deadline, the judge will likely stop any attempts to hold the owner financially liable in court. Let us review your case and ensure you are still eligible.
We need time to investigate your case before we can take legal action, so we recommend reaching out to our team as early as possible following this type of attack. You can call us while still undergoing treatment for serious injuries, and we can meet you at the hospital or your home if necessary.
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Talk to a Dog Bite Lawyer in Worthington, OH
The Bressman Law team can help you understand your rights and your legal options for pursuing compensation after dog bite injuries in Worthington, OH. A member of our team is here to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about filing an insurance claim or lawsuit based on your injuries. We can also handle cases where a dog attacked your child or another family member.
David Bressman has served 12 years as a member of the Worthington School Board with 3 of those years as its president. His work with the community of Worthington has benefited the city, and he can go to work for you.
Call (614) 538-1116 today to discuss your case with a dog bite lawyer in Worthington, OH for free.