In Ohio, for adults, there is a two year statute of limitations for claims under the dog bite statute. This means that you generally have 2 years from being bitten to resolve the claim or file a lawsuit. The statute of limitations for minors is tolled until their 18th birthday; so the clock essentially starts running when the minor turns 18. Thus a minor has two years from the date of their 18th birthday in which to either resolve the claim or file a lawsuit. There could be other legal theories with different statutes of limitation and the above answers address claims specifically brought under Ohio’s dog bite statute. It is best to consult with an attorney as soon as practical.