On February 16, 2019, our client and her dog were invited into a neighbor’s home to watch movies. Immediately upon entering the house, the neighbor’s dog attacked our client’s dog, pushing it outside and pinning it in the driveway. As our client tried to break up the fight, the neighbor’s other dog attacked her and repeatedly bit her face and legs. Both our client and her dog received emergency medical treatment after the accident.
In Ohio, dog owners usually face strict liability when their dog bites someone. This means that the plaintiff only has to prove that the bite caused damages, not that the owner negligently failed to prevent the attack.
In this case, we have also alleged that the defendant knew her pets had the potential to behave in a dangerous and vicious manner. Thus, she owed our client a duty to properly restrain her dogs and breached this duty by failing to take the appropriate precautions to prevent the attack.
As a result of this dog bite attack, our client suffered severe injuries to her face and legs that have left permanent scars on her face and body. In addition to her physical injuries, our client has developed a severe post-traumatic stress disorder and now fears dogs resembling pit bulls.
Our client believes her injuries are permanent and will require future medical care. She will also continue to experience mental anguish, pain, suffering, and emotional distress for the foreseeable future. Furthermore, she has suffered emotional and financial losses due to the serious injuries inflicted on her dog. Due to the damages our client has sustained, we are seeking compensation to cover all of her losses.
Contact a Dog Bite Attorney Today
Dog attacks can lead to severe injuries and permanent scars, both physical and emotional. Compounding medical costs and emotional trauma can take a significant toll on a victim. If you have been injured by another person’s pet, you may be able to take legal action.
The law governing dog bite cases can be complex, so it is best to reach out to an experienced dog bite attorney who could handle your case. Contact Charles E. Boyk Law Offices today to learn how we could help you.