Ohio dog bite Lawyers

Legal Representation for Victims of Animal Attacks

Ohio has strict liability for dog bite injuries. This means that if a dog bit you, the owner of the dog is responsible for paying your damages, unless you tormented the animal. Damages in dog bite cases are usually paid by homeowners insurance.

While dog bite cases may seem simple on the surface, they are often anything but. At the law firm of Seaman & Associates, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your rights and options.

Only One Chance To Settle Your Case

You only have one opportunity to recover damages in a personal injury case. Once you accept a check from an insurance company, your case is settled for all time. For this reason, you should never settle a dog bite case, or any personal injury case, without seeking a lawyer’s advice.

A $10,000 check from an insurance company might seem like a lot of money at the beginning of your case. However, you or your child may need $20,000 worth of plastic surgery three years after the injury, which your medical insurance won’t cover because it’s considered cosmetic.

Dog Attacks Often Involve Children

Two-thirds of dog bite cases involve children. Those attacks can leave lasting emotional and physical scars. Whenever a child is bitten by a dog, our lawyers always send the victim to a psychologist. You wouldn’t want your child to be afraid of dogs for the rest of his or her life. As the victim of a dog bite, your child is entitled to compensation for past and future counseling.

Our lawyers will also obtain a scar revision report so we can demand sufficient compensation for plastic surgery to return your child’s appearance to as close to what it was before the injury as possible.

Protect Your Rights: Free Attorney Consultation

If you or your child has suffered an injury from an animal attack, contact one of our personal injury lawyers today at 216-696-1080 to arrange a free consultation about your rights and options.  We represent those injured by an animal in Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, Warren, Mansfield, Toledo, and all of Ohio.