Pet owners in Ohio are expected to train their animals to behave around other house pets as well as people. At the very least, you should expect to never be attacked by a neighbor's pet. However, these things happen every day in the Akron, Ohio area, and it's important that you know what to do in the event that you're bitten by a dog.
James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law offers aggressive representation for clients who have been attacked by dogs and other pets in the Akron, Ohio area. Call our Akron, Ohio office as soon as you've received medical treatment to discuss your situation with a personal injury lawyer who can help you fight for compensation after a dog bite.
According to Ohio revised code section 955.28(B) a dog owner, keeper, or haborer is liable for any injury caused by a dog, “unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit criminal trespass or another criminal offense other than a minor misdemeanor on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense other than a minor misdemeanor against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner's, keeper's, or harborer's property.”
If you're a victim of a dog bite then there are a few things that you should do immediately after the attack:
1) Seek medical attention immediately
2) Take photos of your injury
3) File a police report
4) Get phone numbers and names of any witnesses
5) Take photos of the location of the attack
Contact our personal injury attorney today to learn more about the cases James J. Gutbrod, Attorney at Law has taken on in the Akron, Ohio area.