Holding Negligent Dog Owners Responsible

Dogs can be wonderful family pets, but sometimes tragedy strikes and an attack happens. Unfortunately, most dog bite cases involve small children and the physical damage incurred can often leave lifelong scars.

Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A., located in Troy, Ohio, represents clients throughout Ohio who have been involved in a dog bite or other animal attack incident. We have experience handling this unique type of personal injury case, and will work hard to ensure you are compensated appropriately for your injuries.

What To Do If You've Been Attacked By An Animal

The first step to take after you've been involved in an animal attack is to immediately seek medical attention. After you've been treated, it is important to meet our team of knowledgeable attorneys to help evaluate your case. Things we will consider include:

  • Past history of the dog
  • Aggression issues of the pet
  • Owner liability in animal attacks
  • Whether the vicious dog was provoked
  • Extent of the injuries and associated medical bills
  • Amount of time for healing
  • Lasting effects of the injury

Our lawyers will also work with you to gather all of the necessary paperwork and navigate your claim with the pet owner's insurance company. Let us take the burden of handling the details so you can focus on the recovery process.

Information You Will Need After A Dog Bite Incident

There are a few things our Troy attorney team will need when evaluating your personal injury claim. First, we will require the contact information for the owner of the dog and any police information if a report was filed.

It will also be important to know the exact details of how the incident occurred, if any beware of dog signs were posted, and whether or not the owner had given previous warnings of the animal's nature prior to the attack. From there, we will be able to help you determine whether your case has enough evidence to move forward and assist you in preparing for the next steps.

At Lopez, Severt & Pratt Co., L.P.A., we are lawyers solving problems, and we look forward to helping you. For more information or to schedule a no-obligation consultation, please contact us online or give us a call at 937-335-5658 .