Toledo, Ohio dog bite attorney Dale Emch discussed the liability of landlords who allow tenants to have dogs on their property. He sees many cases, especially those involving pit bull attacks, which result in personal injury and permanent scarring.
While Dale found that in most situations an Ohio landlord would not be liable for personal injuries caused by a tenant’s dog, he questioned why a landlord would take the chance. It’s likely that the landlord would be sued in order to protect the rights of the injured person, because sometimes it is impossible to tell what liability the landlord would have until the case progresses. To read the full answer to this reader’s question on dog bites and pit bull attacks, click on Attorney Dale Emch’s name to be directed to his Toledo Blade column.