Each year, many people are attacked or bitten by dogs and other animals. Serious scarring, nerve damage, deformity, disfigurement, and sometimes even death can result from an animal attack or dog bite. At the law office of Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our dog bite injury attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, provide expert legal assistance for clients who have been involved in animal claims and dog bite accidents. Children are particularly susceptible to injuries, being naturally curious and often unable to defend themselves in the event of an animal attack. Victims of injuries related to an animal or pet may be eligible to recover medical costs, compensation for scarring, compensation for their pain and suffering, and other damages.
At Brian G. Miller Co., L.P.A., our animal attack lawyers handle personal injury cases related to these animal attacks on behalf of victims and their families throughout Columbus, Ohio and the surrounding counties and Southern Ohio.
Failure to properly restrain animals or pets can pose a serious risk. Pet and animal owners are largely responsible for the control of their animals. In dog bite cases, a dog owner can usually be held liable for his or her dog’s attack even if the owner is not found to be negligent. Under Ohio Revised Code §955.28(B) owners are typically ‘strictly liable’ if their animal attacks a person. Landlords and landowners on whose property an animal is kept or ‘harbored’ may also be responsible for damages caused by the animal. If an owner knew of his or her animal’s violent nature, due to prior behavior, such as other bites or attempted attacks, that owner can potentially be held responsible for punitive damages in addition to standard compensation of losses.
Other animal-related cases can arise from the failure of an owner, keeper, or harborer of animals to control and confine those animals. Examples include claims arising as a result of livestock or farm animals causing serious accidents on roads.
Our animal attack attorneys are skilled and experienced in litigating dog bite injury claims. Our Columbus dog bite lawyers are experienced in Ohio dog bite injury claims and will perform a thorough investigation of the facts in your case, apply our extensive knowledge of the law, and advocate for your right to a fair and just recovery. Our attorneys also pay close attention to the details of each and every case and keep our clients informed of every development throughout the litigation process.
We offer free consultations and work on contingency fees: Our dog bite attorneys provide free consultations and represent victims of animal and dog bite cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee will be a percentage of the overall recovery we are able to help you achieve. If you do not make any recovery, you do not owe us a fee.
To discuss your case with a trusted, respected, and knowledgeable dog attack attorney in Columbus, Ohio, please contact us at 614-221-4035.