Fighting To Protect The Rights Of Columbus Dog Bite Victims

Being bitten by a dog may be among the most frightening experiences imaginable. This can be especially true for children who tend to have a natural love of dogs and would never imagine a dog would be anything but kind. Beyond the physical injuries, which can sometimes impact victims for life, it is the emotional damage that results in the most harm.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, it is important that you have an experienced Westerville lawyer beside you from the outset. Insurance companies are motivated to avoid paying on these claims. They will often argue that the victim provoked the dog or that a crime was being committed that led to the attack, even when no evidence exists to support the accusation. Strong legal representation can help to ensure that your interests are protected.

Understanding The Law Surrounding Ohio Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Ohio is a strict liability state with regard to dog bites. This means owners are held responsible for any injuries their dogs cause. There is no "one bite" rule, and owners are not allowed to claim ignorance of their dogs' violent propensities. Owners are expected to maintain control of their dogs at all times, and the law holds them fully accountable if they don't.

At Heit Law, LLC, I represent victims who have been bitten by dogs or suffered any other type of animal attack. I have a complete understanding of the law in these matters, and you can rely on me to pursue maximum compensation for all your losses, including medical care, pain and suffering, and any other damages relevant to your case.

Learn More About How I Can Help With Your Dog Bite Injury Claim

From my office in Westerville, I represent clients throughout the Columbus area and across Ohio. I handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You don't pay attorney fees unless we win. You can reach me by phone at 614-682-2197, toll free from anywhere in Ohio at 877-898-HEIT (4348) or contact me via email to schedule a free initial consultation.