Typically dog attacks come out of a place of mistaken protectiveness against someone, fright or nervous behavior on the part of the canine. In some cases, dogs may not just quickly bite, but could viciously continue to attack someone for a prolonged amount of time. People are completely justified to defend themselves against animals to preserve their own life and well-being. It is even legal to kill the dog out of self-defense.
Most of the time, the owner of the dog is liable for any injuries or damage caused by a dog attack. Depending on the breed of the dog, the situation itself and the actions the owner took to keep others protected from their dog, various levels of fines may be placed on the owner. If you have been hurt by a dog bite, you should perform the following as soon as possible after the incident:
- Obtain the names, address and phone numbers of the owners
- Obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses
- Seek the assistance of a medical professional to evaluate the damage
- Report the attack to animal control
Always speak with a lawyer after any dog bite cases that have caused you or your loved ones harm. It is imperative that you act quickly if you wish to attain financial compensation. You have 2 years from the date of the incident to pursue legal recourse, but it is always better to begin the legal process sooner rather than later.
Speak with the Cincinnati personal injury lawyers at The Moore Law Firm today to learn about the legal options you have. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you do not have to pay a cent unless we get restitution on your behalf. Fill out our free case evaluation form today! No obligation involved.