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Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Columbus Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

Ohio attorneys protecting victims of vicious attacks

Vicious dog and animal attacks can result in severe — and sometimes fatal — injuries. You may require years or a lifetime to overcome the physical and emotional scars arising from the traumatic experience. Lawrence A. Riehl Law Offices was founded in 1981 to help injured victims recover just compensation from negligent people. We assertively pursue dog and exotic animal owners when their pet attacks and you suffer:

  • Wrongful death of a loved one
  • Disabilities
  • Head injuries
  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Disfigurement
  • Puncture wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Scars
  • Abrasions
  • Infections
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Animal phobias
  • Emotional distress and anxiety

Ohio dog bite statutes

Dogs rightfully carry the reputation of being a person’s best friend. However, dogs are capable of inflicting severe harm if they attack. Owners are held to a certain standard regarding caring for and securing their dogs and can be held liable when they negligently fail to properly do so. Ohio does not subscribe to a one-bite rule, however, and so an owner can be held liable even if a dog did not previously exhibit vicious or aggressive tendencies.

Dangerous exotic animals as pets

Ohio statutes govern the ownership of exotic species. An owner must obtain special permitting and maintain strict standards for the animals’ upkeep and safe confinement. These laws are designed to protect the environment, wild animals and people from harm. An attack by a wild animal often causes serious injuries.

Our animal attack lawyers assist you in filing your claim against the owners of illegally-kept wild animals that are not meant to be household pets, such as:

  • Reptiles
  • Primates
  • Big cats
  • Exotic canine species

Call our lawyers locally at 614.224.8160 for a Free Consultation!

Located in Columbus, Ohio, and representing clients throughout the state of Ohio.