An animal attack can cause serious injury and disfigurement. You or your child may require traumatic, expensive reconstructive surgery. You may have suffered permanent nerve damage that prevents you from working. A loved one may have been killed after being mauled by a vicious dog or wild animal negligently kept as a pet.
The law firm of Weisser & Wolf demands compensation from the pet owners responsible for your losses. With 70 years of combined experience, our Cincinnati injury lawyers have the knowledge and skills to successfully recover from owners and their homeowner insurance companies for dog bite injuries.
Kentucky and Ohio laws hold owners strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs. Under the strict liability doctrine, you can recover compensatory damages — including costs of medical treatments and lost wages — from the owner of a dog that bites you without proving that the owner acted negligently or knew that the dog presented a danger. You have an absolute right to recovery, even if the dog has never exhibited signs of aggression and the owner used great caution.
You have the right to additional compensation if the dog owner acted negligently. The common law negligence laws allow you to recover punitive damages by proving that:
We maximize recovery by pursuing all of your legal options when preparing your personal injury or wrongful death claim. A 2010 Supreme Court of Ohio decision, Beckett v. Warren, permits you to sue simultaneously under the Ohio strict liability statutes and the common law negligence rule, and hence entitles you to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
The Cincinnati law firm of Weisser & Wolf represents clients throughout northern Kentucky and Ohio, including Hamilton, Butler, Clermont and Warren counties.
Call Weisser & Wolf at 513-721-3236 or contact us online to schedule your free consultation.