1-800-280-0070

No Recovery / No Fee

What to Do if Your Child is Bit by a Dog

Child bitten by a dog
Child bitten by a dog

If your child has been bit by a dog, who is held responsible for the injuries and medical bills? We talk below about Ohio’s laws regarding dog bites and what you should do if this ever happens to your child.

Q: My child was bit by a dog. Should the owner be held responsible for the injuries?

A: Yes, if your child was bit by a dog, the owner should be held responsible for your child’s injuries. In Ohio there are different ways that you can make the claim. First, the owner could be held strictly liable because the dog bit your child.

No “One Free Bite” Rule in Ohio

In Ohio there isn’t a rule where the dog has to have bit someone else first. The owner is liable based on the fact that the dog bit your child. You can also proceed under a theory of negligence. Learn more about dog and animal bites.

How to take action

So what you should do is if your child was bit by a dog, contact an attorney who is experienced in handling dog bites and who can do an investigation, check for insurance coverage, and make sure that you and your child are protected and that you can get fair compensation for your child’s injuries.

Image provided by Lubomir Simek under the creative commons attribution 2.o generic license.

cancel reply

What About Costs?

We collect no fees until you recover on your claim. We commit substantial resources to investigate your case, hire expert witnesses, and cover necessary expenses. If we win, we recover these expenditures. If not, you owe us nothing.

Learn more about FDS

Deciding If You Have a Case?

We can help you determine if you have a case and give you the information you need to make a decision. Our entire legal team will help you regain your life by stepping in at this crucial time.

Meet our attorneys

Our History of Success

We feel our success is based on our defined approach to each case, which includes a thorough investigation, a full review of legal documents and ongoing consultations.

View verdicts and settlements