Millions of people love the company of dogs, and many people who own dogs consider their pet to be a part of the family. It is unfortunate, however, that Man’s Best Friend has sometimes earned a reputation for being less than friendly. If you or a family member has been injured by a dog bite, the attorneys at Lei Jiang Law Form may be able to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Please contact us and/or fill out the intake form. An experienced attorney will contact you for a free consultation.
Dog bite injuries happen at an alarming rate, but if you have been injured by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to money damages. Each year in the United States, 4.5 million people are bit by dogs, and half of all dog bite victims are innocent children. Even worse is the fact that half of the people bitten by dogs each year have injuries so serious that they require immediate medical attention. And, if a child is bitten, they are statistically more likely than adults to require serious medical attention.
There are many misconceptions about what kinds of dog bite. Many people believe that only the so called “vicious” breeds of dogs bite. This is not true. While some breeds of dogs bite more often than others, any dog can bite, and any dog’s bite can be painful and require medical attention. Even dogs that have a history of being well-behaved and friendly can turn on people at a moment’s notice.
Dog bite injuries are serious injuries. The bacteria and germs in a dog’s mouth can be harmful to humans and have been known to cause infections when people are bitten. Dog bites can also result in permanent scarring and disfigurement. And, in addition to physical injuries, dog bite victims may even suffer from emotional trauma and distress.
Ohio laws are designed specifically to enable victims of dog bites to recover the money that they deserve. In many states, the owner of a dog is given a free pass for the first time that the dog bites someone, and absent very special circumstances, the dog owner cannot be held liable for the first time that the dog bites someone. In Ohio, a victim of a dog bite is generally allowed to recover from the dog’s owner, keeper, or dog-walker even if the dog has never bitten someone before. If you have been bitten by a dog in Ohio, you may be able to recover directly from the dog owner or his or her insurance company.
If you or a family member has been bitten by someone else’s dog, there are a few things that you should do. First, seek immediate medical attention; only a doctor will be able to determine the severity of your injuries and offer proper care. Second, notify local law enforcement. Many cities and towns have different rules and laws regarding dog bites, and it is necessary to notify law enforcement so that there is a record of your injury. And, third, contact the experienced attorneys at Lei Jiang Law Firm. At Lei Jiang Law Firm, we are sensitive to the needs of injured clients, and we will fight to get you the compensation that you deserve. And you do not need to pay attorney fees. We don’t get paid until you get paid!