Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

There is a reason Ohio law calls for dogs to be kept on a leash. Dogs running free not only frighten people, but they can cause serious injury, particularly to the very young.

Every day, emergency rooms treat children and others who have been bitten or mauled by dogs. Scarring and tearing can cause lifelong problems. Some of these attacks are fatal.

Any dog bite, by any breed of dog, can cause serious injuries. Bite injuries include:

  • Tissue loss
  • Facial tearing
  • Abrasions
  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Punctures
  • Body scars
  • Rabies

A dog does not even have to bite to harm someone. Dogs sometimes chase people, causing them to fall.

Ohio Dog Bite Laws Favor The Victim

When it comes to dog bites, Ohio is a strict liability state: Dog and other animal owners are held liable for any injuries and damages. The victim doesn't need to prove negligence. If the dog was out of the owner's control and caused harm, the owner or keeper must pay.

Ideally, every dog owner has homeowners or renters insurance. Not all do. In such cases, the lawyers at The Law Offices of Arnold S. Levine, L.P.A., pursue claims through the insurance of the property owner or, failing that, through the victim's own insurance.

We like dogs as much as anyone. But owners who let their pets harm people must be held to account.

Call our lawyers in Cincinnati, by Horseshoe Casino, at 513-322-2194 or describe your injuries using this email form.

We are confident our attorneys can obtain maximum compensation for your (or your child's) injuries.