The Effects Of A Dog Attack Can Last A Lifetime
In Ohio, when a dog bites or attacks, the dog’s owners are financially liable for any injuries or deaths that result. Except in cases involving criminal trespass and the tormenting or abuse of a dog, dog owners are legally responsible for attacks that occur in public, on another person’s property or to people legally on the dog owner’s property.
Since young children cannot be considered capable of making informed, rational decisions, dog owners can also be held liable for attacks when they fail to secure their property against entry by young children. At Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, our personal injury lawyers work with medical experts in determining the psychological and financial impact of a dog bite or animal attack on a victim. When children are involved, we consult psychologists to evaluate the trauma suffered by a young child and its impact on their sense of well-being.
If you or your child has been the victim of a dog attack, ferret bite, snake bite or other pet bite, contact the lawyers at Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
Serious Injuries And Fatal Attacks
We represent clients in dog bite cases involving the following injuries:
- Deep muscle injuries
- Facial lacerations
- Torn ligaments
- Loss of an eye or fingers
- Psychological trauma
We Know How To Present Dog Bite Cases
The cost of a dog bite is often more than just the initial medical expenses and lost wages. There are psychological consequences and future medical problems that must be taken into account, especially in cases involving attacks by pit bulls and other aggressive breeds. Since witnesses can forget details or move away, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after a dog attack. You will also want to take pictures of your injuries and document any medical expenses you incur.
If you have been attacked by a dog, use our online contact form or call Russo, Rosalina & Co., LPA, today.