While traveling through Dayton, OH on vacation, my 6 yr old daugther was clawed in the face by a relatives Scottish terrier. Her lip was ripped open, which required stitches. She does not need reconstructive surgery for her face, but she has now...
I would strongly suggest contacting an attorney. Your daughter is entitled to compensation as the result of the dog attack.
Your daughter can seek two forms of compensation - economic damages (the cost of her medical care) and non-economic damages (a monetary amount designed to compensate her for her pain, suffering, and mental harm).
Economic damages are available under a 'strict liability' theory. Non-economic damages are available, but the plaintiff must show the viciousness of the dog and the defendant's knowledge of the dog's viciousness.
For an overview of Ohio's dog-attack legislation, you can read my legal guide here: http://www.avvo.com/legal-guides/ugc/ohio-dog-bite-ruling-allows-for-non-economic-punitive-damagesSee question
i am the defendant. a discovery was not produced til the final trial date,then postponed. can these motions be helpful or hurtful?
A motion in limine is a motion filed with the court to include/exclude certain evidence at/from trial. A motion to compel discovery is a motion filed with the court asking the court to compel the non-moving party to produce discovery (evidence).
Should you not have an attorney, I'd strongly suggest you contact a competent attorney in your area for legal representation, as these motions, should they be granted by the court, could drastically impact your chances at trial.See question
I have received a 3 day notice to vacate my apartment. I am unable to move in 3 days, so my landlord stated he will file the eviction with the courts. How much time do I legally have to move once this is done. I owe him $712 for the month of Ma...
Once the 3-day notice has passed, the landlord can file an eviction action in your local court. At that point the court will issue the tenant a summons for a future court appearance. In the county in which I practice, the tenant's first court date is generally set for about three weeks after the filing of the eviction action, with a second court date set nearly a month after the second.See question
i was stuck by a 300lb.rack while unloading my truck.this company did not drug test me nor have me get a physical.which by ohio law is required for all CDL drivers.Do I have a case here to sue them for damages?
In Ohio, an employee who is injured at work is eligible to receive Workers' Compensation benefits. Those benefits can include Wage Loss, Temporary Total Disability, Permanent Partial Disability, and Permanent Total Disability, depending on the severity of the injury and length of treatment. Ohio has a 'no fault' system, which means that most people, regardless of whether they were at fault, are eligible to receive benefits.
Because Ohio has adopted a Workers' Comp system, absent willful, wanton, or intentional conduct by your employer, you cannot 'sue' your employer for typical personal injury damages such as pain and suffering. Instead, you must proceed through the Workers' Comp system, which can be time-consuming and frustrating.
You would be best served contacting a Central-Ohio Workers' Compensation attorney. Most Workers' Comp attorneys will agree to review your claim for free and will represent you on a contingency basis, meaning that there is never an hourly fee - instead the attorney's fees are a portion of your recovery.
Best of luck with your recuperation. Should you desire, I can provide you with a list of Central-Ohio Workers' Comp attorneys who would serve you well.See question
I live in Ohio and I don't have auto insurance. I just got the car bot even a week ago and was waiti.g until payday so I could start a policy. I hit someone who ran a stop sign.. she got cited, I did not. Will her insurance pay for my damages??
You can have a valid claim for personal injury damages or property damage, despite not having automobile insurance. You'll have to work with her auto insurer to reimburse you for your vehicle repairs.See question
I was struck by a car while walking across the street. went to treatment for 6 months and was finished in december 2010. Everytime i call the firm they say he (my lawyer) is out of the office and will get back to me. Since the case started there h...
Yes, you can fire your attorney. You control the attorney-client relationship. Should you fire your attorney, based upon the fee agreement you signed, your attorney may ask you to pay some minor costs, such as the costs of records, postage, etc.
As the previous commentor noted, you only have two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit seeking damages. Since time is running out on your case (if it hasn't run out already), you'll need to act quickly.See question
I was referred to get medical treatment in another city due to a surgical procedure which left me unable to work since September 2011 and the inability to move or use my left hand. The attending physician verbally informed me that I had a f...
Proving medical malpractice is notoriously difficult and expensive, and therefore, only a handful of attorneys in Ohio make it part of their practice.
In order to prevail on a claim of medical malpractice, the plaintiff show the standard of care recognized by the medical community, the failure of the defendant doctor to meet that standard of care and a direct causal connection between the negligent medical act and the plaintiff's injuries.
Attorneys who practice medical negligence will often agree to meet with a potential plaintiff for no charge, in order to interview the potential plaintiff and review medical records for the purposes of determining if a valid claim exists.See question
It is simply an additional response by a party to a lawsuit providing the other party with additional discovery (documents, interrogatories, admissions, etc.)See question
I was caught shoplifting laying cards and opened 24 dollars worth. Walmart security told me I would only be charged 3 times the amount of the cards value. I am 19 years old and I don't have 200 dollars laying around. Now not only that but my girlf...
I wouldn't ignore the letters, because it's possible that should you refuse to pay WalMart could attempt to press criminal charges against you through your local prosecutor or file a civil lawsuit against you. Because the value of the items you attempted to steal were so low in value, it is less likely they will press charges or sue you than if you stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise.
Perhaps you could call a telephone number listed on the letters, explain your financial situation and you girlfriend's non-involvement and attempt to reach an agreement whereas you would pay a smaller amount of money for Walmart to consider their civil demand settled.
Good luck.See question
What is the procedure for collecting damages?
Its difficult to give a full answer based on the lack of facts in your question, but because of Ohio's broad grant of prosecutorial immunity, you may not have additional options. Prosecutors in Ohio are entitled to absolute immunity when their activities are intimately associated with the judicial phase of the criminal process. The grant of immunity does not extend to investigative or administrative functions. If you desire to continue with any claims you may have, consult with an attorney in your area who practices civil litigation to explore any options you may have remaining.See question