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Dog Bite Injury

If you or your loved one has been the victim of a dog bite attack or an attack from another domestic animal, contact the Cleveleand accident attorney to hear how our legal team can help your case.

Dog attacks are as surprising as they are vicious. The state of Ohio has very specific injury laws with regard to dog and animal attacks to protect the citizens of this state. Pet owners are responsible for all damages their animal causes to another person, unless the injured party was trespassing. Dog owners in particular are legally responsible for the behavior of their dogs and preventing any sort of violent outbursts.

The state of Ohio has a “vicious dog” statute for dangerous dogs that makes clear that all dogs deemed dangerous are to be enclosed in a pen that has a top inside of a locked and fenced yard. Dangerous dogs are only allowed to be free if they are in the presence of an owner or handler engaging in a lawful activity such as hunting.

When a dangerous dog is away from its owner’s property, the dog must be kept muzzled on a chain-link leash or tether that is a maximum of 6 feet long. The person holding the leash must be strong enough to control the dog in the event of a violent outburst. It is also lawful to tie the dog to a stationary object to be controlled from becoming violent.

Dog attacks often result in serious injuries. The wounds from a single dog bite can result in infections and diseases. If you or your loved on has suffered a dog bite or a dog attack, the owner of that dog is liable for your medical expenses, pain, and suffering. Contact the Cleveland accident attorney today for an immediate consultation regarding your case.