You can’t anticipate a dog attack. It happens when you least expect it. You don’t know what to do next. You have all kinds of questions. Get answers and guidance from our Cleveland dog bite lawyer.
For more than 30 years, we’ve been helping dog bite victims in all parts of the Cleveland area. Contact us for a free consultation. We understand these are troubling times. We’re there for you from the start.
Talk to one of our experienced Cleveland dog bite lawyers. You will not be charged a fee for the consultation. You have no obligation to hire our firm. This is a free opportunity to ask your questions and learn how we can help.
Cleveland Dog Ordinances and Dog Bite Laws Protect You
- Cleveland, Ohio animal ordinances place specific requirements on dog owners. Dogs must be controlled to prevent attacks.
- Ohio laws govern dog attacks. Under the law, owners are held liable for injuries their dog’s cause.
- Ohio laws and Cleveland animal ordinances determine what will happen to a dog that bites someone.
If you would like to know more about Ohio laws and Cleveland animal ordinances relating to dog attacks, contact us for a free consultation. We will review them with you.
Is Your Cleveland Area Neighborhood Where It Happened?
Many dog attacks occur close to home. It’s usually a dog you know or have seen before. A neighbor’s dog, a friend’s dog or a family member’s dog. Here are some examples from Cleveland area residents who have contacted us:
“Our 9-year-old son was just bitten by the neighbor’s dog. My wife is taking him to the Emergency Room right now. He has several puncture wounds from at least two bites. Please help!”
“I was taking out the trash when my neighbor opened their patio door and let their Rottweiler out. It attacked and bit my arm. I had to go to the doctor. I am now very afraid. I don’t let my 3 grandchildren go outside when they visit. What can I do?”
We helped these clients take action. Even though the dog owners were neighbors. These can be uncomfortable situations. Having us handle things helps.
Children Require Special Treatment
Cases involving children need special care and treatment. Injuries to a child’s face, arms, and leg are common. These are the injuries you can see. There are also injuries you can’t see. The emotional and psychological wounds from a dog attack can last a very long time. It’s important to understand how a dog attack can affect a child. Only then will you be able to determine a fair amount of compensation for all your child’s injuries. Your son or daughter may need to live with the effects of a dog attack for their entire life. You need to know how to prepare for that. We will explain how.
Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers Who Get Results
We are personal injury lawyers with extensive experience and vast resources. These qualities enable us to deliver clients positive results. For more than 30 years, we have handled over 30,000 personal injury cases. We’ve helped clients receive in excess of $150 million in verdicts and settlements. Here are just a few examples of how we have helped clients with dog bite cases:
A little girl was attacked by a neighbor’s dog while playing in her yard. She suffered injuries to her ocular nerve and scarring. We helped the girl and her family receive a settlement of $250,000.
A motorcyclist was attacked by a pit bull while riding. He lost control of his motorcycle and injured his leg. We helped him receive $36,000 for his injuries.
The dog owner’s insurance company will handle your claim to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained in a dog attack. The insurance company employs a team of professionals who are paid to make sure you receive the least amount possible. If we are your attorney, we won’t let that happen. We know how to deal with insurance companies. We will make them treat you fairly so you get the compensation you need.