Let’s talk a little bit about dog bites. I grew up on a farm in the middle of Pennsylvania. We had dogs all the time. I have been a dog owner all my life and I have to admit that I love dogs. The problem you run into though are dog owners. A lot of people don’t know how to take care of their pet and what happens is the general public pays a price for their negligence. You can’t let your dog just go running around. You have to keep them under control.
Under Ohio law, if you are the owner or the harborer of a dog and it bites someone most of the time your responsible. It is pretty much strict liability. So if you own a dog you have got to make sure that you are keeping under control. We have represented countless people over the last 30 years who have been bitten by dogs; for example, one case in particular involved a little boy who was bit on the face after he bent down to pet a dog.
Luckily, with the proper amount of plastic surgery the scar is pretty much resolved, and we were able to get the family compensated for the injury. Over the past 30 years we have represented a lot of people who have bitten by dogs. We don’t blame the dogs. We blame the owners; so, if you have been in a situation where you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, especially in the Columbus area, give us a call. If we can track down the owner or the person harboring that dog, we may be able to get you compensated for your injuries. Thank you.
The Flickinger Legal Group, LLC is a personal injury law firm that resides at Easton Town Center in Columbus, Ohio. We are dedicated to helping you with your dog bite, car accident, or slip and fall injury. We are also bikers ourselves, and thus are proud to serve the motorcycle community as motorcycle accident attorneys.