On July 23, 2020, our client was walking home with his dog in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. As they were walking, another dog charged at them from a house across the street. The aggressive dog attacked our client’s pet, biting its stomach. As our client attempted to aid his pet, the other dog bit his left forearm. Eventually, the dog’s owner came out of the house and removed the dog from our client’s arm.
After the accident, our client went to the hospital, and his dog was taken to an emergency veterinarian. Our client and his dog suffered severe injuries and damages due to the other dog owner’s failure to muzzle or restrain their pet. The attorneys at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices are seeking full compensation on our client’s behalf.
Determining the Dog Owner’s Negligence
At the time of the accident, our client was not trespassing on the other dog owner’s property. He did not tease, torment, or abuse the dog that attacked them. Furthermore, the dog’s owner was aware that his pet was aggressive but failed to take proper precautions to keep our client safe. According to state law, the other dog owner is strictly liable for our client’s injuries.
Assessing Our Client’s Damages
As a direct result of the dog bite, our client suffered serious puncture wounds and bites on his left arm that required urgent hospitalization and medical care. This injury has caused permanent scarring and will likely require continued medical treatment. Our client has also suffered severe pain, suffering, and emotional distress as a result of the attack.
In addition to the medical costs for his own injuries, our client has incurred medical expenses for his dog’s injuries. Our team of lawyers hopes to secure compensation to cover all our client’s current and future damages.
Contact Our Legal Team Today
Dog owners have the responsibility to prevent their pets from running loose and take extra precautions if the animal has aggressive tendencies. If you suffered a dog bite injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
A skilled attorney at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can help guide you through the legal process and fight for the justice you deserve. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about how to file a dog bite claim.