Experienced Dog Bite Litigator
Dog owners need to provide food, shelter and socialization for their pets, and just as importantly, keep them from harming others. Ohio’s dog bite law underscores this by ruling that a dog’s owner or caretaker is liable for damage caused by their dog’s behavior, including dog bite injuries.
A Serious Situation
If you or a loved one gets attacked by a dog, the injury usually goes deeper than the break in the skin. After more than 10 years of practicing law, Attorney Nathan J. Stuckey knows that an attack from a dog can cause:
- Nerve damage
- Muscle and bone injuries
- Permanent scarring
- Psychological trauma
Seek Medical Attention
Another medical reality is the chance of contracting rabies if the dog involved does not have an up-to-date rabies vaccination. That is why it is essential to seek medical attention immediately after a dog attack that breaks the skin. Depending on the circumstances of the animal attack, you may have a personal injury claim against the owner and/or harborer of the dog.
The Stuckey Firm is ready to gather the evidence needed to successfully prosecute your claims and fairly compensate you after a dog bite injury.
Explore Legal Options
In the state of Ohio, there are two options for filing a case about an injury from a dog: strict liability and negligence. The strict liability option does not require proof that an owner or caretaker of the dog was negligent. Ohio case law provides for the negligence option, which requires evidence that the dog’s handler was careless or acted with malice.
Contact Us Today
Give The Stuckey Firm a call at 937-471-3837 to reach our Springfield law offices or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a lawyer. We are here to provide appropriate advice and direction regarding your dog bite case.