Dog Bites

Owners Are Accountable for Their Dogs' Actions

In Ohio, owners have strict liability when their dogs bite someone. There is no second chance. When a dog bites, even if it is that dog's first bite, the owner is responsible.

Bitten by a dog? You need good legal counsel.
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Many people are hesitant to report a dog bite or make a claim for the injuries. But the injuries are often serious — facial scarring, nerve damage, infection, psychological damage — and require careful and often extensive medical and psychological treatment. If you have questions about dog bites and dog bite liability, contact the personal injury attorneys at the Rittgers & Rittgers law firm. With offices in Lebanon, West Chester and downtown Cincinnati, we serve clients throughout southwest Ohio.

Dog bite injuries are usually covered by homeowners insurance.

If you were an invited guest in a friend's home and if the dog bit your child, you should make a claim. That is why the homeowner has insurance. Insurance is how we meet our obligations to others if we cause injury.

The personal injury lawyers at our law firm are available to talk to you about your rights — in a consultation — if you or a loved one was the victim of a dog bite. Whether it was a small puppy or a large dog, you have a right to compensation. If you were a passerby, a guest in the home, a mail carrier or delivery person, or a worker in the home, you have the right to compensation.

Contact us for a consultation about dog bite injuries and your rights. We represent injured people in Butler, Warren and Hamilton counties and the surrounding parts of southwest Ohio.