Dayton Dog Bite Attorney
Experienced Lawyers Serving the Injured in Dayton, Ohio
Have you suffered injuries due to an attack by an aggressive dog? Dog bites
can result in serious wounds requiring stitches and other medical intervention.
In grave cases, these attacks can lead to mauling which may call for hospitalization
and plastic surgeries. In the worst cases, fatalities have occurred in
both children and adults savaged by vicious dogs.
At Gounaris Abboud, LPA our team offers highly competent legal representation
for those who deserve rightful compensation for the injuries and losses
suffered due to negligent pet owners.
We provide more than
three decades of combined legal experience in
personal injury and
wrongful death law. A Dayton dog bite lawyer at our firm will work thoroughly and aggressively
to help you achieve a fair and just outcome, one that reflects the full
extent of the damages you've sustained.
Schedule your free case evaluation to begin today!
Understanding Ohio's Dog Bite Law
Under Ohio's dog bite statute, pet owners are liable for any injuries
their dogs inflict upon others. This law applies as a strict liability
law; the only exceptions are if you provoked the dog into the attack,
you were trespassing on the dog owner's property, or committing a
crime on the dog owner's premises.
Under this law, you may pursue full compensation for your damages, which
can include all of your medical expenses, any lost wages or income due
to your injuries, out-of-pocket expenses related to the injuries, and
non-economic damages such as those for scarring, pain, suffering, permanent
disability or impairment.
Punitive damages, meant to punish the dog owner, cannot be recovered under
this statute. Your claim for damages may be filed against the dog owner
or whoever was in charge of the dog at the time, such as a dog walker.
This person would be the dog "harborer" or keeper. Anyone who
had control of the dog at the time your injuries occurred may be named
in your claim.
Why You Need a Dayton Personal Injury Attorney on Your Side
Most often, a dog bite claim will be filed with the dog owner's homeowner
insurance company. Insurance companies are notorious for discounting claims
as they are in the business of maintaining their profits. Getting a fair
settlement on an insurance claim generally means fighting for what you
are owed. That fight is best conducted with the representation of an experienced
and aggressive attorney.
Contact our firm to discuss your case with one of our nationally-recognized attorneys.
Find out what can be done and how our firm can help you with tenacious
and thorough representation.