Dog Bites Claims in Ohio

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Dog Bites Claims in Ohio

Though a dog bite might seem like any other unfortunate accident, if you are bitten, you can pursue litigation against the owner to recover compensation for injuries and pain and suffering. Don’t wait to call an Ohio personal injury lawyer if you were attacked by a dog! We can take the owner to court in order to bring you financial compensation. Our firm proudly represents client in Stark, Tuscarawas, and Summit counties.

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Many people do not realize that legally, dog bites fall under premises liability. Ohio is a “liability” state, meaning a dog’s owner or keeper can be held liable for injuries and damages caused by the dog without needing to prove that the owner was negligent.

Some common dog bite injuries include:

  • Puncture wounds
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional trauma
  • Scarring

Anyone who exercises control over a dog may be considered a harborer or keeper. Even if a friend is temporarily taking care of a dog, they are considered its keeper. The law regarding dog bite liability has an exception, however. If a person was illegally trespassing or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog, the dog owner cannot be held liable.

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In Ohio, you have six years to file a lawsuit against the dog’s owner, keeper, or harborer from the date of the bite. Any child that was bitten by a dog has six years past their 18 th birthday to file a claim.

While this may seem like a long time, filing a claim and presenting an argument can take several months, and the dog owner’s defense team will do all they can to delay the process and keep you from getting the compensation you deserve. Get started on your injury claim today by calling Henson, Houston & Bostock. We have been helping families recover from injuries caused by other parties for years.


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