In the midst of the current concerns regarding the coronavirus, we want our clients to know that the Altick & Corwin Co., L.P.A. office is open for business, but we are restricting visitors from coming to our offices.
Appointments are being handled over the telephone or through facetime and other means of communications.
The attorneys and staff are taking all necessary precautions to keep our employees healthy and physically distanced from each other. As far as we know, none of our employees have tested positive for COVID-19.
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We will update you as things change, but in the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
Take care and be safe. Thank you.

Serious protections for victims of dog bite attacks

Dog bites can cause serious injuries to victims which is why important legal remedies are available to victims of dog attacks. Legal resources can help protect victims from the physical, financial and emotional damages and aftermath of a dog bite attack.

Ohio is considered a strict liability state concerning dog bites. That means that dog and pet owners are strictly liable for the harm their dog causes regardless of the circumstances and with only a few exceptions. Exceptions can include if the victim was teasing or tormenting the dog; if the victim was trespassing at the time of the attack; or committing a crime on the owner’s property at the time of the attack.

Under dog bite laws, those that may be liable for a dog attack can include the owner, keeper or harborer of the dog. Specific definitions are associated with each of these potentially liable parties that victims should be familiar with. A personal injury claim for damages can be brought against the owner, keeper or harborer of a dog that attacks the victim and causes harm. The victim does not need to demonstrate that the owner or keeper of the dog knew of the dog’s vicious propensities in order to be able to recover compensation for damages.

Victims of dog attacks can suffer traumatic physical and emotional injuries which can include disfigurement, scarring and other disabling injuries. A personal injury claim for damages can help them recover compensation for their damages they may be left facing following an unexpected dog attack.