Dog Bite Injuries

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Ohio-Dog-Bite-Accidents-Attorneys-Lawyer-LawsuitDog bite injuries can be very serious, causing scarring, damage to muscles and other tissues, and even permanent disfigurement and death. When it comes to dog bites, Ohio is what is known as a “strict” liability state, meaning that when a dog bite occurs, the animal’s owner, harborer or keeper can be held liable for injury without the victim proving they were negligent. The Dayton dog bite lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC have seen firsthand the dramatic ways dog attacks affect our clients for their entire lives, and believe no one should have to pay such a high price because a pet owner was unable to control their animal. That’s why all of the dog bite lawyers in our Dayton office are so committed to achieving justice for the people in our community who have been injured because of an out-of-control dog.

For over 20 years, the dog bite lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC have worked to protect the rights of personal injury victims in Dayton and throughout Ohio. When you choose to retain one of our experienced and aggressive Dayton dog bite lawyers, you can rest assured that you will have a tough advocate on your side who you can trust to fight on your behalf in and out of the courtroom. To speak with one of our experienced dog bite attorneys about the legal options open to you, we urge you to contact the Dayton office of Wright & Schulte LLC today.

Dayton Dog Bite Lawsuits

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 5 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. annually. Of these, 16,000 are injured severely enough to receive compensation from an insurance company for their dog bite injury. By far, children are more likely to sustain serious injuries, including disfiguring facial wounds, due to a dog bite. Serious dog bite injuries result in tremendous pain and suffering for victims, as well a severe financial hardships due to medical bills and lost wages. It’s not unusual for dog bite victims to require extensive medical intervention, including plastic surgery, that can prevent them from working for long periods of time.

Unlike other states, Ohio does not require that victims of dog bites prove negligence on the part of an owner, harborer (a person who controls the place where the dog lives) or keeper (a person who maintains control of the animal, even on a temporary basis) to prevail in a dog bite lawsuit. The plaintiff in a Dayton dog bite lawsuit need only prove that they were bitten by a dog and that dog’s bite caused an injury or other type of damage. The only exception occurs when the victim of a dog bite was criminally trespassing or attempting to trespass, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog.

Unlike other states, dogs in Ohio do not get “one free bite” before they are proven dangerous.
According to statistics from State Farm Insurance, the average settlement in a dog bite lawsuit is $30,000. However, insurance companies are always trying to limit what they pay in claims, and dog bite cases are no exception. To ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve, it is vital to retain an experienced Dayton dog bite attorney to take on the insurance company on your behalf. Wright & Schulte LLC has the resources and access to experts that will enable our legal team to negotiate with the insurance company from a position of strength. Our attorneys’ reputations as tough, compassionate advocates for the injured means insurers treat our cases and our clients seriously. They know the Dayton dog bite lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLP will have no problem heading to court to make sure our clients are fairly and fully compensated for their pain and suffering.

Legal Help for Dayton Dog Bite Victims

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious dog bite injury, there is help available. The compassionate and aggressive Dayton dog bite lawyers at Wright & Schulte LLC are ready to be your voice during this difficult time in your life. It costs nothing to talk to one of our dog bite lawyers, and you’ll be under no obligation. Simply fill out our online form, or call 937-435-9999 to schedule your free initial consultation today.