Vicious Dog Attacks
When a vicious dog attacks and causes serious injury, the injured victim has legal rights. Ohio is a strict liability state which makes the dog's owner, the keeper or harborer responsible. The dog's owner, keeper or harborer is responsible for your injuries, any property damage or harm to your pet.
Keep in mind the dog does not necessarily have to be known as a vicious dog. It has been documented that mild-mannered dogs have attacked and caused serious injuries. All dogs have teeth. Any dog can bite. Even a seemingly harmless accidental movement or jolt could cause a dog to react with a bite. It could be purely an accident and the dog could make a mistake in judgment and react with a bite. Accidents happen. People and animals make mistakes.
Even the most tempered dog can be provoked to react in a manner that is not characteristic of that specific animal. Or maybe that is a characteristic of the dog and it was never put in a position to act that way. It is hard to determine exactly what a dog is thinking under certain circumstances.
The law is fairly easy to understand when it comes to dog bites. Was the dog provoked? Was the person injured in a place they were allowed to be? When did the injury occur? Did the injured victim seek medical attention? Of course, there are more questions and details that need to be gathered for a case like this. But with the proper legal team, these types of cases are not too difficult to construct. The battle comes with the settlement, not the law.
Even if you are 100% in the right, and have all the documentation, there will still be a battle to get the compensation you need and deserve. We already know this. The insurance companies just do not hand over large settlements without resistance. They may appear friendly and nice but behind the scenes, they know what you should pay out and it is their job to make sure you get much less or nothing at all.
The Eshelman Legal Group has been helping injured victims of dog bites for over 40 years. We know Ohio law. We know how the insurance companies work. We know your rights. Our team of legal professionals works diligently to build your case and our top-rated lawyers represent you to the fullest extent of the law.
The Eshelman Legal Group is a well respected personal injury law firm. Respected by the Ohio courts and the major insurance companies. We stand behind each of our clients and cases. You do not pay unless we win your case. Your initial consultation is free. Get the help you need and deserve. Call the Eshelman Legal Group today to get answers to your specific injury case. Call 1-800-365-0001. "We'll Make Things Right"
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The attorneys at the Eshelman Legal Group understand that no matter how cautious you are, others may not be so careful, and accidents do happen. So we hope you don’t need to, but if you are in a situation where you need the advice of an personal injury attorney, the Eshelman Legal Group is here to help you. For over 40 years we have been assisting accident victims, and we are here to assist you too... because “We’ll make things right.”
Ask yourself this question… who does the adjuster work for? The adjuster works for the insurance company, they do not work for you.