Protecting Victims Of Dog Bites Animal Attacks
Dog bites can result in serious scarring and deformity, and some even result in death. 7 out of 10 injured victims of a fatal dog attack are children.
Dog owners in the Columbus, Ohio and surrounding areas who responsibly own and socialize their dogs can prevent most dog bites. An owner of an animal is responsible for the acts of that animal and can be held liable for an injury caused by an animal he or she owns. The owner of an animal is liable for any injury or damage caused by it, without regard to the owner’s negligence or other fault.
You will need to prove that:
- The defendant was the owner of the animal
- It committed the act complained of
- The act was the direct or proximate cause of the injury and damages
The owner of domestic animals is responsible for damage caused by his negligence in keeping them. The principal test of the owner’s negligence is whether he could or could not reasonably have anticipated the occurrence that resulted in the injury. The owner is chargeable with knowledge of the propensities of his livestock; that is, with knowledge of what the animals are likely to do.
If you or your child has sustained injuries from an animal attack or dog bite, you can recover compensation for your medical bills and pain and suffering by pursuing a negligence claim against the owner of the animal.
Tom Somos can handle your dog bite case. Tom Somos is available to serve clients throughout the entire state. Tom Somos handles cases in Columbus, Newark, Delaware, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and other areas. Please contact The Law Office of Tom Somos to discuss your case.
For more information on our dog bite and animal attack attorney services for the Columbus, Ohio area, please complete our Consultation Form or call us at 614.488.2270.