Dog Bite Attorneys in Dublin, Ohio

At Oliver Law Office, our Dublin personal injury attorneys know dogs can be wonderful pets. Unfortunately, they can also cause severe and life-threatening injuries when they bite. Nobody wants to think about an Ohio family pet biting a child or causing severe harm to a friend or visitor, yet dog attacks do happen with more frequency than you might expect.

According to, nearly 13,000 people are hospitalized every year as a result of dog bite injuries, and about 4.5 million dog bite injuries occur every year in the United States alone. Whether you were bitten by a dog owned by a friend, family member or someone you do not know, it may be possible to file a claim to seek financial compensation.

Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Dublin, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to help you make informed decisions about your case and future, starting with a free consultation.

What are Ohio’s Dog Bite Laws?


In Dublin and throughout Ohio, dog bite cases can be filed based on a theory of strict liability. To be clear, most personal injury cases are based on a theory of negligence, meaning that the injured person must prove the defendant was negligent to recover damages. Dog bite claims are different.

In a dog attack case, the owner is strictly liable for injuries. This means that the injured plaintiff only needs to prove that the defendant owned the dog and that the dog bit and caused harm. Simply owning the dog — even if the dog has never shown signs of viciousness and has not attacked anyone previously — is sufficient for the dog owner to be liable.

You should know that the dog owner’s liability will be limited in cases where the dog owner can prove a valid defense.

Defenses in dog bite cases include the following:

  • Plaintiff did something to provoke the dog.
  • Plaintiff was trespassing at the time of the dog bite.
  • Plaintiff was committing a crime when the dog bit.

If you or someone you love were bitten by a dog while lawfully on another person’s property or while on public property, we can help streamline the legal process so you can pursue the financial help you need to move forward confidently. Contact our Dublin dog bite injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.

We Handle All Ohio Dog Bite Injury Cases on a Contingency Basis

Since 2000, our dog bite injury lawyers in Franklin, Delaware, and Union counties have prioritized Ohio residents’ needs because we understand the challenges they face when pursuing insurance claims independently.

What we do differently at Oliver Law Office is ensure our clients know how important they are to us. You are not simply another case. You are not a number. You have gone through a physically and emotionally traumatic experience, and you deserve our full attention.

Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs by delivering an experience that instills trust and encourages the ethical and passionate pursuit of justice.

We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.

Our Ohio dog bite injury attorneys and team have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. We have intimate knowledge of Ohio’s personal injury laws and how to obtain maximum compensation from all insurance coverages and policies for each client’s unique recovery needs.

Your complete recovery is essential, and you are worth the fight. Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either. Contact us today to learn more.

How Can Oliver Law Office Help Me Pursue a Friend or Family Member for My Financial Recovery?

No one wants to think about “suing” a friend or family member after their dog bites them. However, nearly 77% of all dog bites are caused by a known dog. This means most people are bitten by a friend, family member, or neighbor’s dog.

This can make for an uncomfortable exchange when the injury victim seeks damages for their medical bills, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses. We can help by removing you – the injured person – from the equation and targeting the dog owner’s insurance coverage for your complete financial recovery.

This means we will route all communication through our offices, speak directly with the insurance company, negotiate your financial recovery needs, and finalize the details of your claim without pitting you against someone you love. This helps you pursue the financial compensation you need to fully recover while preserving your relationship with the friend, neighbor, or family member who is liable for their dog’s attack. Contact us today to learn more.

Getting the Facts About Dog Bite Injuries in Dublin 

What should you know about dog bites in Ohio? Consider the following information from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA):

  • Approximately 20 percent of people who are bitten by dogs require medical attention;
  • Young children are most likely to be injured in a dog attack;
  • Even dogs known to the victim can bite, especially in cases involving children; and
  • Many dog bite victims know the dog that bit them.

While these statistics can be startling, it is important to remember that it may be possible to prevent a dog bite from happening in the first place.

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Contact Our Dedicated Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in Dublin, Ohio for Help Today

If a dog in Ohio bit you, your child, or someone you love, contact our dedicated Dublin personal injury attorneys today. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.

Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing each client’s individualized needs with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614) 220-9100 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible – let’s get started on your claim today.

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