Dog Bite Injuries
Know Your Rights

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, it’s crucial to seek legal advice promptly. Dog bite injuries can lead to severe physical and emotional consequences, including permanent scarring and trauma. At The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson, we understand the complexities of dog bite claims and are dedicated to helping you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve.

Seeking Compensation for Dog Bites

Were you bitten and injured by a dog?

Talk to a lawyer at The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson today for your free legal consultation.

Dog bite injuries should not be taken lightly. A serious dog attack, even by a small dog, can result in permanent muscle damage and deep tissue scars that can require major reconstructive surgery.

The Facts About Pursuing Dog Bite Claims

Dog bite injury claims are not as straightforward as they might seem. Some states follow the “one free bite” rule where the courts may not place liability on the pet owner if the dog has no previous record of a bite or attack (some breeds are not given this leeway).

When pursuing damages against an owner, it is important to thoroughly investigate the case to determine whether the dog has bitten anyone in the past or if the owner was negligent in handling the dog. If a dog is deemed by a court to be dangerous to the public, there can be severe consequences for both the owner and the dog.

We have all been in a situation where a dog seems aggressive, and the owner dismisses it with, “Oh, he won’t bite.” Even if a dog hasn’t bitten before, when there is evidence that a dog may be violent or aggressive, and the pet owner fails to take the proper steps to keep the animal under control, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim.

Dog Breeds More Inclined to Bite Humans:

  • Pitbulls
  • German Shepherds
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Chows
  • Rottweilers
  • Terriers

We will pursue damages to help pay for medical bills.

Fact:

Often the pet owner’s insurance company pays for the damages, not the pet owner.

(Many dog bite victims know the pet’s owner and are concerned about this.)


Dog Bites Can Cause Serious Injuries

Christopher Jackson has represented many dog bite victims in Greater Cincinnati.

He works with medical specialists and experts to determine the full extent of financial damages the victim is likely to face over a lifetime. We can help you recover money for immediate medical treatment for wounds and infections, as well as long-term needs such as physical and occupational therapy, psychological counseling, and future reconstructive surgery.

Don’t let the negligent dog owner avoid liability. Your family has the right to fight for the full and fair money damages to which it is entitled.

Was Your Child Bitten by a Dog?

Children have the right to seek future financial damages.

A parent owes it to his or her child to make sure the child’s legal rights are protected and pursued.

In many cases, we can help the child obtain a substantial amount of money that can be used for future expenses as an adult, including medical costs and educational needs. Under some circumstances, a structured settlement or an educational trust or annuity may be appropriate for the child.

But I Know The Owner of the Dog Who Bit Me

Many dog bite victims don’t pursue a lawsuit for financial damages because they know the dog owner. Our dog attack lawyers can seek compensation from the dog owner’s homeowners’ insurance only, so there is minimal financial impact on the pet owner.

Seeking Compensation for Dog Attack Injuries

Children are often the victim of dog bites from a dog with which they are familiar, and it can be difficult to determine whether the dog bit the child as a result of rough play or whether the dog was provoked.

Many dog owners will protect their dog’s reputation at the expense of a dog bite victim; therefore, the investigation into a dog bite case should start immediately.  An experienced lawyer at The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson is here to help you uncover the truth.

Children who are bitten by a dog are subject not only to physical injury but also to ongoing psychological trauma and emotional distress, particularly if the visible scars are to the face, hands, or lower arms.

Parents who witness the dog attacking their child can, in certain circumstances, make their own claims and recover monetary compensation for their own personal emotional distress.

What to do if you were bitten by a dog in Greater Cincinnati?

Were you or your child bitten by a dog in Greater Cincinnati?

Covington, KY, Newport, KY, and in the neighborhoods of Cincinnati, OH are where most of the dog attack victims we have represented were bitten.  Dogs do also bite in the suburbs.

Call The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson at 859-261-1111 or reach us by email to request a free consultation.

Dog bite injuries can be serious and can include fractures, disfigurement, nerve damage, lacerations, and even death.

When the results of your case matter, work with a professional dog bite law firm that can give you the time and attention you deserve while providing clear legal answers based on a proven record of success.

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Get Legal Help Now

Ready to pursue your legal rights? If you or a loved one has been injured due to a dog bite or attack, don’t wait. Our experienced team at The Law Offices of Christopher Jackson is here to guide you through the process and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step toward getting the justice and financial recovery you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Sue if I was Bitten by a Dog?

Yes, you can pursue legal action if you’ve been bitten by a dog. Depending on the circumstances of the incident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

How Long Do I Have to File a Dog Bite Lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for filing a dog bite lawsuit varies by state. It’s essential to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss the deadline for filing your claim.

What Damages Can I Recover in a Dog Bite Case?

In a dog bite case, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress, property damage, and more. The specific damages you can pursue will depend on the details of your case.

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Dog Bite Claim?

While you can technically handle a dog bite claim on your own, having a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer on your side can significantly increase your chances of success. A lawyer can navigate the legal complexities, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your best interests.