Skip to Content
Call Us today! 937-403-9033
Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Union County Dog Bites Attorney

Seek Justice for Dog Bite Injuries in Union County, Ohio

According to the American Humane Society and Center for Disease Control there are an estimated 4.7 million dog bites in the U.S. every year. 800,000 of those dog bites require medical care. Approximately two-thirds of bites occurred on or near the victim's property and most victims knew the dog prior to being bitten.

Union County dog bite attorneys from Bridges, Jillisky, Weller & Gullifer, LLC can help you pursue compensation for your injuries. We are backed by years of experience and the resources of the largest firm in Union County. Whether you were injured by a dog or other animal, our lawyers can help you navigate the legal circumstances surrounding your case.

We've been helping injury victims in Ohio since 1982. Request your free case evaluation today at (937) 403-9033!

Dog Bite Law in Ohio

Many states have a "one free bite" rule, meaning that an owner is not responsible for the first bite. In general, the owner will be responsible to keep a closer watch on their dog. In Ohio, dog bites fall under strict statutory liability. This means that dog owners are liable for every dog bite. As a result, punishments are more severe depending on the circumstances of the attack.

Three parties may be liable for the dog's behavior:

  • Owner: This is the individual fully responsible for the care of the dog.
  • Harborer: This is someone who controls the dog's home, such as the parents of a person with a dog. In rare cases, a landlord can be liable if the attack was in a common area.
  • Keeper: This is a person with temporary control of the dog, such as a dog-walker or friend.

Depending on the circumstances, you may be eligible for compensation. If extreme negligence was involved, the owner may incite punitive damages on top of whatever other damages are owed. Should you be attacked by an animal other than a dog, our skilled attorneys can help you navigate your circumstances and decide what options are best for you to pursue.

Steps to Take After a Dog Bite in Union County

If you are the victim of a dog bite or other animal attack, seek medical attention immediately. You may also wish to contact law enforcement to file a report and assist in gathering witness statements. Contact a Union County attorney to discuss your legal rights to recover your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and potentially punitive damages depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the incident.

Protecting your rights is our top priority. Get in touch with our team for dedicated legal support.

Get to Know Our Team

At Bridges, Jillisky, Streng, Weller & Gullifer, LLC, our team of skilled and understanding legal professionals proudly provides comprehensive and efficient legal services for all clients.

Contact Bridges, Jillisky, Streng, Weller & Gullifer, LLC Today!

We’re Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

How We're Different

  • Awarded Representation
    Our team has top ratings from some of the industry’s most prestigious and respected organizations.
  • Committed to Results
    Our dedication to you has led to the achievement of favorable results for many legal matters.
  • Innovative Methods
    Our firm is constantly evolving to stay on top of the most effective legal techniques and methods.
  • Customized Counsel
    We provide individualized counsel that is tailored to fit your unique needs and goals.
  • Attentive Service

    We work closely with our clients, offer quick answers, and provide guidance through any challenges.