Athens Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
Slater & Zurz LLP is an Ohio dog bite law firm serving victims of Dog Bites and Dog Attacks in all areas of Athens and Athens County, Ohio including: Nelsonville, Albany, Amesville, Buchtel, Glouster, Coolville, Chauncey and Trimble.
Dog bites and dog attacks in Athens, Ohio and surrounding areas such as Nelsonville, Albany, Amesville, Coolville, Buchtel, Chauncey, Glouster and Trimble can result in very serious injuries and sometimes, even death.
Dog bite victims in Ohio are most likely entitled to receive compensation for the injuries and the damages they incurred.
Dog owners have strict liability for control of their animals in Ohio. Strict liability means the victim of a dog attack or a dog bite does not have to prove the owner of the dog was negligent. The victim must simply prove the dog attacked and the attack caused injuries or damages.
Additionally, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the victim of a dog attack may file a law suit not only under the strict liability cause of action but also under a negligence cause of action.
Pursuing both causes of action allows a dog bite victim in Athens and surrounding areas to sue for punitive damages as well, which can triple the monetary award.
Damages a victim of a dog bite or dog attack may receive include, but are not limited to:
Pain - Mental Suffering - Permanent Scarring - Loss of Future Earning Capacity - Medical Expenses - Cosmetic Services - Psychological Counseling
Typically, any money recovered from the owner or keeper of the dog is covered by the owner's or keeper's homeowner’s insurance.
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A dog bite or a dog attack is an unexpected occurrence that you cannot prepare for. When it does happen, it can turn your life upside down. You need to take action in order to deal with the way a dog bite impacts your life both now and in the future. At the Athens Dog Bite law firm of Slater & Zurz LLP, we've been helping victims of dog bites for over 40 years. Our focus is helping people who have suffered from all types of injuries and damages that should not have happened. We've handled over 17,000 of these personal injury cases and have helped our clients receive over $110 Million. Recently, we helped two clients who were victims of dog bites in Ohio receive settlements of $250,000 and $230,000. To view more of our dog bite case results, please click on the following link: Slater & Zurz LLP Dog Bite Case Results. Put our vast experience and respected reputation to work for you. Please call us at 1-888-534-4850 for a FREE consultation or send us a Website Message. With all dog bite cases, we only get paid when we get you results. You've got nothing to lose and everything to gain.