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Do “Beware of Dog” Signs Affect Dog Bite Liability in Ohio?

By Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney on July 30, 2023

Close up of beware of the dog sign on metal fence in front of unrecognizable house

Ohio is a strict liability state, meaning that if you were bitten by a dog, resulting in injuries, the dog’s owner may be held liable. Even if the property owner posted a “Beware of Dog” sign for potential visitors or trespassers to see, this generally would not shield them from liability. In some cases, a warning sign may even suggest that the owner was aware of their dog’s propensity for violent attacks.

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