Toledo Dog Bite Attorney
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Dog bites can occur anywhere and often victims have done nothing but to
walk past a yard where a dog is kept. Dogs can be extremely powerful animals
and once they decide to attack, it can be impossible to prevent harm.
Pet owners have a duty to keep their animals from hurting others and must
be held accountable in the event that their pets cause injuries. The laws
which govern dog bites also extend to cover most types of dog attacks.
For example, if a dog jumps and knocks you over, breaking your wrist,
you may be able to seek damages.
If you have suffered injuries due to a dog bite or attack, contact the
Toledo personal injury attorneys at Williams DeClark Tuschman Co., L.P.A. as soon as possible. At our firm,
we understand the physical and emotional trauma associated with a dog
bite and can fight to see that owners are held accountable for their pets.
Our attorneys possess more than 100 years of combined experience and can
help you to seek the restitution you deserve.
Have you been attacked by a dog? Call (419) 318-0772 and find out if you
have a case.
A Dog Bit Me – Who Is Liable?
When it comes to dog bites, Ohio is a strict liability state, meaning that
a dog owner can be held liable for injuries caused by their pet even if
no prior history of violence exists. This means that it is not an adequate
defense for an owner to argue that they had no idea their dog was likely
to attack. Even if an owner took means to restrain an animal, they may
still be held responsible for injuries. For example, if a dog escapes
from a fenced-off area and you are bitten, you may be able to file a suit
for compensation. Alternatively, if owner negligence was a direct factor
in an attack, victims may be able to seek additional damages.
Our firm can help you to seek compensation for damages including:
- Initial medical fees and hospitalization costs
- Future rehabilitation and therapy
- Lost wages or missed work
- Reduced standard of living
- Emotional trauma or hardship
You may also be able to seek compensation for attacks which occurred in
the past but it is important to act quickly. In Ohio, victims of a dog
bite have only two years to seek compensation in court. This time limit
is known as the statute of limitations and begins on the day that your
injuries occurred. Failing to formally file a lawsuit by this deadline
can result in the forfeiture of your legal ability to seek compensation.
Award-Winning Legal Representation
When you need hard-hitting legal advocacy, look no further than Williams
DeClark Tuschman. Our Toledo dog bite attorneys have recovered millions
of dollars for our past clients and know how to maximize your potential
compensation. For our commitment to our clients, our attorneys have received
numerous legal distinctions such as inclusion in the list of
Super Lawyers® as well as
Best Lawyers in America® by U.S. News. When you work with our team of dedicated lawyers, you can
rest assured that your case is in skilled hands.
Schedule a free case evaluation with our attorneys and discover your legal options.