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Dog Bite Attorney Toledo

At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our Toledo dog bite attorney is a skilled, results-oriented advocate for injured victims. Dog owners have a duty to keep the public safe from risks posed by their animal. If you or someone you know was hurt by a dangerous dog in Ohio, we are here to help. For a free, no strings attached initial consultation with an experienced Toledo dog bite lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact us today. 

An Overview of Ohio Dog Bite Laws

Most personal injury cases in Ohio are based on negligence. To hold a defendant liable, you must prove that their improper conduct contributed to your injuries. However, dog bite injuries cases fall under a different legal standard in our state. Under Ohio law (Ohio Revised Code Section 955.28(B)), a dog owner can be held strictly liable for injuries caused by a bite. In other words, a dog owner bears liability even if they did not act in a reckless or careless manner. They have a proactive obligation to protect the public from risks posed by their animals. 

Dog Bite Victims Deserve Financial Compensation

Through a dog bite injury claim in Ohio, you can pursue compensation for economic and non-economic damages. Sadly, large property insurance companies and other insurance carriers are primarily focused on their own bottom line. Our Toledo dog bite lawyers know how to get victims and families the maximum allowable financial support. You may be entitled to get financial compensation for the following types of losses: 

  • Emergency room treatment; 
  • Other health care bills;
  • Physical therapy;
  • Mental health support; 
  • Loss of current and future income; 
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Permanent skin disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death. 

How Our Toledo Dog Bite Injury Attorneys Can Help

The dog bite injury claims process is notoriously complex. At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our law firm has helped victims and families secure more than $100 million in compensation across all practice areas. We are ready to get started on your case right away. Among other things, our Toledo dog bite lawyers will: 

  • Conduct a free, in depth review of your case;
  • Investigate the dog attack, gathering evidence;
  • Represent you in settlement negotiations with the insurance company; and
  • Take your dog bite injury case as far as needed to get your family justice. 

Contact Our Toledo, OH Dog Bite Lawyer for Help

At Lafferty, Gallagher & Scott, LLC, our Toledo dog bite attorneys are here to be your bridge through difficult times. If you or your child was hurt by a dangerous dog, we can help. Give us a call or contact us online for a free, no commitment consultation. Our personal injury attorneys represent dog bite victims in Toledo and throughout Lucas County. 


All of our partners are AV Peer Review Rated* through Martindale-Hubbell. Out-of-state referrals are welcome for all
areas of practice we handle, including personal injury, workers’ compensation and insurance claims issues.




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