Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Richland County Animal Attack Lawyer

Although children are often the victims of animal bites and attacks, adults can also experience the trauma of a dog bite or other type of animal attack. However, attacks by pets are not the only way that animals cause injury to humans. A cow in the road that causes a car accident is another example of an animal-caused injury. It is important to consult an experienced injury attorney to learn about your rights and options in these situations. You may be entitled to compensation and damages.

"Because Ohio is a strict liability state, some people may believe that they don't need a lawyer to obtain benefits after an injury caused by an animal. This is short sighted; having an attorney who has experience with these kinds of cases, understands the law, and the insurance coverage involved can maximize your compensation." - Attorney Jeff Heck, "Mansfield's Injury Lawyer"

Experienced Attorney Who Knows the Law of Animal Attacks

At The Heck Law Offices, Ltd., attorney Jeff Heck advocates for clients who suffered an attack by a pet or who were injured by animals such as livestock and zoo animals. With over 30 years of legal experience, Jeff Heck knows how to develop the strongest possible cases for these situations.

He understands the Ohio laws that determine liability for animal attacks. For example, pet owners are almost always held liable for an attack by a dog, cat or other pet. Even if the animal was not under the control of the owner, the owner can still be partially liable.

He also knows the ordinances in area communities regarding breeds of dogs that can be kept. For example, in Mansfield, certain kinds of pit bulls are legally called "dangerous dogs" and residents are prohibited from keeping this breed. Injured persons may also be eligible for additional damages because of the dog owners' failure to obey the law. Other breeds that maybe defined as dangerous include terriers, German shepherds, dobermans, rottweilers and others. Our law firm can determine whether the dog that injured you was listed as dangerous and, by doing so, potentially increase the value of your case.

Animal Attack Injuries Can Be Serious

Dog bites, serious cat scratches, mauling, jumping and other pet behaviors can cause serious injuries, including severe scarring, disfigurement, infections and even head injuries from being knocked down. When the victim is a child, the injuries may be more than physical; young victims can be traumatized and require lengthy psychological counseling. We make sure that our injured clients receive the medical and psychological treatment they need to recover from dog attack injuries or other consequences of an animal attack.

Contact a Mansfield Dog Bite Lawyer

We work on a contingent fee basis in animal attack cases, so you don't pay us any attorneys' fees until we receive a settlement or award on your behalf. To schedule your free initial consultation, contact us or call 419-524-2700/866-640-7560. Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and we make evening and weekend appointments as necessary. Attorney Jeff Heck is also happy to make home and hospital visits as needed for those clients who are unable to come to us.