Bish, Butler & Thompson Ltd.

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Bryan, OH  43506

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We provide legal services in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. Our Ohio coverage area includes Defiance County, Ohio, (Ayersville Ohio, Defiance Ohio, Evansport Ohio, Farmer Ohio, Hicksville Ohio, Jewell Ohio, Ney Ohio , Mark Center Ohio, and Sherwood Ohio.); Fulton County, Ohio (Archbold Ohio, Assumption Ohio, Burlington Ohio, Denson Ohio, Eckley Ohio, Elmira Ohio, Fayette Ohio, Lyons Ohio, Metamora Ohio, Oak Shade Ohio, Ottokee Ohio, Pettisville Ohio, Powers Ohio, Seward Ohio, South Delta Ohio, Tedrow Ohio, Thlema Ohio, and Wauseon Ohio); Henry County, Ohio (Napoleon Ohio, Liberty Center Ohio, McClure Ohio, Malinta Ohio, Florida Ohio, Deshler Ohio, Hamler Ohio, New Baveria Ohio, and Ridgeville Corners Ohio.); Paulding County Ohio (Paulding Ohio, Antwerp Ohio, Broughton Ohio, Cecil Ohio, Grover Hill, Haviland Ohio, Latty Ohio, Melrose Ohio, Oakwood Ohio, and Payne Ohio.) and Williams County, Ohio ( Alvordton Ohio, Blakeslee Ohio, Bryan Ohio, Edgerton Ohio, Edon Ohio, Holiday City Ohio, Kunkle Ohio, Lake Seneca Ohio, Melbern Ohio, Nettle Lake, Pioneer Ohio, Stryker Ohio, West Unity, Williams Center Ohio). We go beyond this area for special and significant projects. Our Indiana coverage areas includes Auburn, Indiana, Waterloo, Indiana, Butler, Indiana, Ashley, Indiana, Angola, Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana,  Fremont, Indiana. Our MIchigan coverage area includes Albion, Michigan and Hillsdale Michigan, See our coverage areas.

Dog Bite Attorneys - Ohio, Indiana & Michigan

Dog Bites

Have you or a loved one been seriously injured by a dog bite? We help those who have suffered traumatic injuries from dog bites and attacks.  Dog attack cases are not like other injury matters.  There are specific laws which detail who is responsible for injuries caused by dogs. Homeowner’s or renter’s insurance typically covers injuries caused by dog bites and attacks. If you have been injured by a dog, you would be best served by hiring an attorney experienced with dog bite and dog attack cases. 

Injuries from dog attacks and bites can include severe physical and emotional trauma. Facial bites and scratches can be particularly devastating leaving unsightly scars in plain view. Injuries to young children can leave them fearful of dogs for the rest of their lives. Tragically, some dog attacks result in death.     

Dog attacks can lead to serious injury even when bites do not occur. Large dogs can cause injuries by scratching, clawing, or knocking down small children or the elderly. Dogs that run in to the roadway can cause bike, motorcycle, and auto crashes.  We can help you with any of these situations.


We are experienced:  We have recovered millions for our clients.  We understand what it takes to negotiate with insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve.


We are knowledgeable: Our injury attorneys are law school honors graduates. Our senior litigation attorney use to work for insurance companies defending injury claims. We understand the law and how to apply it to your advantage in a dog bite case. 

What to do if you have been attacked by a dog.

  • Seek any necessary medical attention (including appropriate tetanus and other vaccinations).

  • Report the attack to the police, dog warden and local health department.

  • Take photos of all injuries.

  • Contact an experience dog attack attorney.

  • Do not discuss your case with the dog owner’s insurance company until you have spoken with your own lawyer, you may inadvertently hurt your claim.


Who can be held responsible for a dog attack?

  • The dog owner.

  • Any person who is harboring or keeping the dog.

  • In some cases, the landlord or property owner, if the dog was on the premises with their knowledge.


In some states, the local health department has a protocol to make sure the dog is quarantined and tested for infection diseases. Dog owners are responsible for any injuries caused by their dogs; this includes injuries to people, livestock or personal property.

What you may be able to recover if you have suffered a dog bite.

  • Reimbursement for your past medical expenses and lost wages.

  • Future medical expenses, including costs of plastic surgeries.

  • Compensation for any scarring, disfigurement and emotional trauma.


*Downloabable PDF articles from the Ohio State Bar Association