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Representing victims of animal attacks in Ohio
Animal attacks are traumatic, life-changing experiences for adults and children alike. Victims are often left with emotional and physical scars that never entirely fade. In Ohio, victims of animal attacks are most often bitten by a dog, and the dog is frequently a neighborhood pet.
Any animal attack, even one by a neighbor’s dog who is normally docile, should not be taken lightly. Ohio has a statute, Revised Code Sec. 955.28, that makes an owner or harborer of a dog’s owner is strictly liable for injuries caused by his or her pet unless the victim was committing criminal trespass or tormenting the animal. At Bernard Law, we understand how difficult these situations can be, especially when dealing with devastating physical and emotional injuries, and we are here to handle the details.
Dog bites often leave visible physical scars, but how visible, and whether they can be minimized by plastic surgery, is generally not known until a significant amount of healing has occurred. Your doctor will likely advise you to wait a year, and for a child even longer, before moving forward with additional treatment.
Our team of experts will work with you through this process, waiting to resolve your claim until an accurate determination can be made as to future expenses and the permanency of scars. We will work to get you full compensation relative to expenses, pain and suffering, age of the victim, location and extent of scarring as well as the need for counseling as a result of the attack.
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No settlement can fully correct the fear a victim may experience for a lifetime after an attack, or the devastating scars such an attack can leave on a child’s face.
At Bernard Law, we will work to get you the maximum settlement you deserve in an attempt to ease some of that pain.