Dog Bite Injuries

Advocates for Ohio Dog Victims

When a dog bites or attacks a person, both the dog's owner and the property owner who harbors the dog (knowingly allows the dog to be on his or her property) may be liable to the person bitten or injured.

When you are a victim of a dog bite, our first concern is that you get the medical care you need. Often, having been to the emergency room, people don’t know where to turn next. This can be a time of uncertainty and fearfulness. The lawyers at Rubin Guttman & Associates, L.P.A., represent animal attack injury victims. We understand that there are often physical and emotional scars left after these injuries.

While your first medical resource should always be your physician, we will work with you and guide you so that you see any infectious disease, plastic surgery, psychology or other medical specialists you may need.

We work to obtain the compensation you deserve, to cover your medical expenses and get the care you need. Please contact one of our Cleveland dog bite injury attorneys to learn how we may be able to help you.

Serious, Permanent Injuries That May Change Your Life

Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause a range of catastrophic injuries such as:

  • Tissue and nerve damage
  • Loss of vision and eye injuries
  • Fractured, broken or crushed bones
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Head injuries
  • Infection of the wound

These injuries may cause temporary or permanent disability. Scarring and other disfigurement will be a lifetime reminder of the injury.

Scarring can be both physical and psychological. We are sensitive to both. Dog bite scars may take months and even years before they begin to heal, or before the final nature of the scar becomes apparent. Dog bite wounds may require multiple cosmetic surgery procedures. In fact, most plastic surgeons will not even evaluate your scar for what is called revision surgery until a year after the dog bite occurred.

Dog bite victims often suffer emotional trauma from the attack as well. The terrifying nature of the attack, as well as the injuries that they have to live with, leaves many victims fearful and in need of therapy. Some people also suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such an ordeal.

It’s also critically important that you document your injuries. Nothing is more effective than taking pictures of your wounds as soon as you are able to do so and throughout your healing process. This will help us, as your Ohio dog bite lawyers, to prove the severity of your injuries and the viciousness of the dog’s attack, long after healing and scarring has begun.

As your experienced personal injury lawyers, we will be with you the whole time and make every effort to get you the compensation you deserve. As your attorneys, we will fight for compensation for your physical and psychological injuries, as well as any pain and suffering, past and future medical care, lost income and related expenses.

Akron Dog Bite Attorneys

Please call us at 216-696-4006 or 888-488-8529, or e-mail us to arrange a free initial consultation today. Russian, Hebrew and Spanish language services are available by appointment.

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