Ohio Animal Attack Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one was injured by a dog bite or animal attack, it is important to contact a skilled lawyer immediately. These attacks can cause an individual to suffer long-lasting physical and psychological injuries. An attorney at our firm can guide you through the legal process swiftly and efficiently.
Since 1988, Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA, has represented clients injured in a number of situations. In Ohio, liability strictly falls to the owner, keeper or harborer of a dog. As long as the injured party was not committing a criminal offense, teasing, tormenting or abusing the dog, the owner will be responsible for monetary compensation for damages, including loss, injury or death. Our Columbus dog bite attorneys can provide more information through the scheduling of a free consultation at your convenience.
Injuries To Children
All of our clients are important, but there is nothing more heartbreaking than a child injured by an animal. Whether the animal bit, scratched or dragged the child, he or she might be forced to live life with facial scars. Through the use of sophisticated computer modeling techniques, we can show insurance companies what the child will look like when he or she is older. This gives us more direction about how to deal with the injuries in the present, and any compensation for pain and suffering that is owed.
Animals On The Road
In addition to dogs, there are other animals specifically mentioned in Ohio statutes. The owners or keepers of horses, mules, cattle, sheep, goats, swine or geese must ensure that these animals are not able to venture onto a public road, highway, street, lane or alley. There is pending legislation to add more animals to the list. In essence, if an animal gets onto a public road and causes an accident, the owner is liable for the damages caused. Schedule a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm to learn more about your options for monetary compensation.
Contact Our Firm
If you have questions regarding dog bite injuries, contact Volkema Thomas Miller & Scott, LPA, to schedule an appointment. We offer a free initial consultation and free parking at our building. You can reach us by calling 614-441-8553 or by completing the contact form on this website.