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Dog Bite Claims in Ohio

Have you been bitten by a dog in Ohio? Dog bites can lead to:

Therefore, it is important that you receive compensation that will fully cover your medical and other accident-related expenses if you have been hurt.

At Urban Co., L.P.A., our Warren dog bite attorneys can help you with:

  • Legal paperwork
  • Work with you to establish liability
  • Represent you in court if your case goes to trial.

This way, you can focus exclusively on your recovery while we handle the rest.

Want to learn more about how we can help? Call us at (330) 886-4573 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a dog bite attorney.

Dog Bite Laws in Ohio

According to Ohio Revised Code Section 955.28(B), a dog owner is liable for any injury (not just bites) caused by a dog if all of the following are true and can be proven:

  • A dog's behavior caused the injury
  • The injured party was not committing or attempting to commit a crime at the time of the attack
  • The injured party was not provoking or abusing the dog in any way

If you were injured by a dog and all the above are true, then you can file a lawsuit in an effort to receive compensation to cover your medical expenses. As stated in the Ohio statute of limitations, you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim.

What to Do After a Dog Bite

Dogs bite around 4.7 million Americans annually, according to WebMD, and half of those victims are children between the ages of 5 and 9. One out of every five dog bites causes an injury that requires medical attention. This is because dog bites can lead to excessive bleeding and/or infection if not treated quickly. You also may lose your chance at establishing liability if you don’t act quickly., Therefore, there are certain steps you should take following a dog attack in order to protect both your health and your claim.

If you or someone you know is bitten by a dog, you should:

  • Call 911 right away if the wound is severe
  • Put pressure on the wound with a clean towel
  • Wash the bite carefully with soap and water
  • Talk to the animal’s owner and collect their contact and insurance information
  • Ask the dog’s owner what breed of dog bit you and if they have had a rabies shot
  • If there were witnesses, collect their contact info as well
  • See a doctor and follow their orders
  • Call a lawyer for a free consultation to get advice on what to do next

Looking for more information? Or are you ready to get started with your claim? Contact us now by calling (330) 886-4573.

How a Lawyer Can Help

If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured by a dog bite, it is important that you seek legal representation—or, at the very least, legal advice. Why? Dog bites can lead to very serious injuries, which are costly. A lawyer can help you secure the compensation you need to pay for all your medical and other accident-related expenses. Without a lawyer on your side, the insurance company taking your claim might not pay you the full compensation you need or deserve.

An attorney can also help you indisputably determine liability to ensure that the at-fault dog owner is held responsible for the accident. The clearer liability is, the more likely you are to receive just compensation. With a lawyer on your side, it will be easy to collect evidence and utilize the law in a way that will prove the liable party’s responsibility, an essential component of any dog bite claim.

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Why Choose Our Firm?

  • Community Focused. Results Driven.

    Urban Co., L.PA. is a local firm committed to fighting and protecting the rights of the individuals in our community. We tirelessly fight for maximum compensation.

  • History Within the Community

    Our building was one of the first offices to be constructed solely to facilitate the efficient practice of law, and we strive to provide quality representation to each and every client.

  • Committed to Collaboration

    Our law firm is committed to collaborating with clients to create strong partnerships and trusted relationships. This allows us to gain an in-depth understanding of each clients' needs and goals allowing us to provide practical legal advice

  • Decades of Combined Experience

    Our skilled and dedicated attorneys have been practicing the law for decades and know how to efficiently and effectively fight on your behalf.

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