Dayton Ohio Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites and the injuries caused by them can be much more serious and traumatic than most people realize. Many times the victims of a dog attack are children. There are several reasons why that is the case:
- Children are smaller. A dog will be less intimidated by a child and more likely to attack.
- Children are less experienced at reading the cues of when a dog should not be approached.
- Children are less able to defend themselves against a dog attack.
Another factor that makes dog bites to children so serious is the fact that, because of a child's height, a dog can more easily bite the face or neck. Bites to the face or neck are more traumatic emotionally and are more likely to leave permanent scarring that can affect a child's:
- Future employability
If you or your child was bitten by a dog, we can help you recover compensation for that attack. In Ohio, there is strict liability for any dog that bites. This means that an owner is responsible for the harm his or her dog does regardless of issues such as whether or not the dog had a history of violence. However, if the dog is known to be vicious, punitive damages may be available.
More Than 150 Years Of Combined Experience Fighting For Our Clients' Rights
At Hochman & Plunkett, our attorneys understand the lasting damage a dog attack can do physically and emotionally. We know from experience that in many instances the scarring from a dog bite cannot be completely undone even with superior plastic surgery. The impact of such scarring to a child or anyone else can radically change the way one sees himself or herself. Our attorneys are highly skilled at bringing the full impact a bite has had to the negotiating table and the courtroom. We will make sure that the other side and the court fully understand how you or your child has been harmed.
Contact The Ohio Animal Attack Attorneys Of Hochman & Plunkett
If you or your child has been seriously injured in a dog attack, you need to take immediate action to protect your rights. Turn to the skilled and experienced Dayton dog bite lawyers of Hochman & Plunkett to ensure that you obtain the compensation you and your family deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 937-684-4607 in Dayton, 513-338-1898 in Cincinnati, 937-688-2551 in Springfield, 937-524-0115 in Troy or toll free at 877-623-6863. You can also contact us online.
We take personal injury cases on a contingent fee basis. We are paid only when we win for you.
To better serve our clients, we have offices in Dayton, Cincinnati, Springfield and Troy.