Dog Bites Claims in Ohio
Advocating for the Injured in Stark, Tuscarawas, & Summit Counties
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
- Emotional trauma
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
Lonas, McGonegal, Tsangeos & Struhar. We have been helping families
recover from injuries caused by other parties for years.
Call the experienced Ohio personal injury lawyers today to begin building a sound legal strategy.