Our Ohio accident attorneys demand justice
Dogs bites might seem minor – until you or a loved has been bitten by a dog. You know how serious dog bites can be for injury victims. You know how traumatic and upsetting they are for everyone involved.
That’s why it’s critical that you have an experienced legal team on your side, defending your rights. That’s why you need Merriman Legal, LLC, a Cleveland-based law firm that handles personal injury cases throughout Ohio.
Our lawyers have extensive experience handling dog bite claims and many other personal injury cases. We know how sensitive and complicated such cases can be for everyone involved. That’s why we want to meet with you as soon as possible.
Complicated legal issues
There are many reasons why dog bite claims turn out to be so complicated. One of the most common reasons involves the fact that many victims know the person who owns the dog that attacked them. The dog’s owner could be a family friend or neighbor.
As a result, many people are reluctant to take legal action after a dog attack. But what many people might not realize is they can – and should – take legal action to obtain the financial compensation they deserve, without having to jeopardize their friendships.
That’s because our legal team often deals directly with the dog owner’s insurance company. That way, you can be compensated for your injuries without having to worry about confronting a family member or friend about their dog.
Your rights matter here
Ohio’s rules and regulations are very complicated when it comes to dog bites. Ohio’s dog bite statutes are based on two main legal concepts – negligence and strict liability. Negligence dog bite cases involve proving that the dog owner acted in a negligent manner.
Strict liability dog bite cases are more complicated. Under this law, dog bite injury victims do not have to prove that the dog owner acted in a negligent manner. However, there are exceptions to this rule, including:
- Injury victim provoked dog before attack
- Injury victim was trespassing
- Injury victim was committing a crime
Cut through the confusion after your dog attack. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation today. Our legal team can help you every step of the way.