Dogs are considered mankind’s best friend. Yet these typically loyal, friendly creatures can cause devastating damage when they attack. Often the victims of attacks are young children and elderly individuals who are unable to defend themselves or escape. However, even a strong, fit adult may be no match for a vicious canine.
Cincinnati law firm Young, Reverman & Mazzei Co., L.P.A. was established in 1972 to help injured victims recover from harm they suffered as the result of people’s negligence. Our diligent attorneys can assist you in recovering compensation for a violent dog or animal attack.
Many homeowners’ insurance policies cover dog bite claims. However, the first offer from an insurance company usually does not reflect the full value of your claim. Our experienced team negotiates for the damages for:
If the dog owner does not have insurance or the insurance company refuses to settle for the full amount to which you are entitled, we may file a lawsuit.
Ohio has enacted strict liability statutes that in most cases hold owners strictly liable for damage caused by their dogs. If you were not teasing the dog or trespassing on the property, the dog owner is responsible for your injuries.
Often, dogs that attack have been mistreated or abused. In some cases, they are raised specifically to inflict harm on humans. If the owner knew the dog was vicious before it attacked you, you may be able to recover for punitive damages. After a no-obligation free case review, we determine whether to file a claim under common law. Although the standards of proof are higher, the potential recovery is also greater.
To learn more about your rights to compensation in Ohio, Kentucky or Indiana, call dog bite law firm Young, Reverman & Mazzei Co., L.P.A. at 513.721.1200 or toll-free at 800.721.1678, or contact us online to schedule your free initial telephone consultation.
We represent clients throughout Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties. We also represent clients located across the river in Covington and Newport, Kentucky and across the border in Lawrenceburg, Indiana and in cities along the Interstate 75 and Interstate 71 corridors — including Lexington, Louisville, Florence, Dayton, Monroe, Middletown and Wilmington.