On January 18, 2021, our client was walking her corgi in Findlay, Hancock County, Ohio. While walking down the sidewalk, two aggressive dogs escaped from the defendant’s garage and attacked our client and her corgi.
Our client suffered a puncture wound on her left thumb and immediately sought medical attention for herself. Unfortunately, the dog bite caused a serious infection that required her to receive additional medical treatment. Additionally, our client’s corgi required veterinary treatment for its severe injuries.
Our client was not trespassing on the defendant’s property or provoking the dogs during this incident. The lawyers at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices are determined to hold the negligent dog owner and the property responsible for failing to protect others from their aggressive pets.
Determining the Negligence of the Defendants
In this case, there are multiple negligent parties we are seeking to hold liable. The first defendant is the owner of the vicious dogs. The property owners of the home where those dogs reside are also liable. All negligent parties were aware of the dogs’ violent history, as there was a previous dog attack in July 2020.
Despite this history, the at-fault parties failed to muzzle, supervise, or restrain the dogs. Their careless actions directly caused our client’s injuries. All the defendants are negligent and strictly liable for our client’s damages.
Damages Incurred by Our Client
Our client suffered severe injuries that she believes are permanent. She underwent medical treatment and sought care for her dog, both of which led to financial losses. Additionally, she suffered pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mental anguish, and emotional distress.
Additionally, our client’s spouse suffered from a loss of consortium due to the severity of the injury. Our lawyers are fighting for compensation to address our client and her spouse’s losses.
Contact an Attorney From Our Firm for Legal Help
Dog owners must properly train their dogs and restrain them when necessary. If you suffered from a dog attack, an attorney at Charles E. Boyk Law Offices can help you seek compensation. Contact our offices today to schedule a consultation.