Ohio Dog Bite Cases - Owners Beware
In Ohio, dog attacks / bites are governed by statute. There is strict liability against the dog owner. The Ohio Revised Code states that a dog may be killed for certain acts; owner liable for damages. Pursuant to O.R.C Section 955.28(B) The owner, keeper, or harborer of a dog is liable in damages for any injury, death, or loss to person or property that is caused by the dog, unless the injury, death, or loss was caused to the person or property of an individual who, at the time, was committing or attempting to commit a trespass or other criminal offense on the property of the owner, keeper, or harborer, or was committing or attempting to commit a criminal offense against any person, or was teasing, tormenting, or abusing the dog on the owner's, keeper's, or harborer's property.
Bottom line - Keep your dog under control!