Owners Are Responsible for Injuries Caused by Their Pets
More than 4 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Many of these turn out to be serious injuries that include infection and scarring. In Ohio, owners are "strictly liable" for their pets, meaning that someone who is bitten doesn't have to prove that the owner was negligent. Considering that many of these injuries involve reconstructive surgery, it is important that if you have been bitten, you are able to recover the costs involved in healing from these wounds.
In most cases, a dog owner's insurance will be the payer for the injury. This means that you need a lawyer to represent you so that the dog owner's insurance company pays for the full cost of your medical bills instead of just settling your case and leaving you with a pile of medical bills.
Scott A. Rumizen has represented hundreds of people in dog bite cases over the last 20 years and understands what is involved. He will visit the dog warden to learn about the dog from the perspective of someone who deals with these animals on a daily basis and will investigate the case fully, discovering any and all evidence to help prove your case to the insurance company or to the jury if your case goes to trial.
Work With a Medina Dog Bite Injury Attorney to Resolve Your Case
The first thing you should do upon suffering an animal attack is to go to the hospital and get your injury looked at. Dog bites can get infected easily and become an even worse problem for the victim. Next, you should call Cleveland dog bite attorney Scott A. Rumizen to represent you. You need to have strong legal representation when dealing with an insurance company because the company is protecting its best interests, not yours.