When a dog bites you, you often find yourself both mentally and physically scarred from the accident. Many children who endure an attack from a dog will need more help than just a few stitches or antibiotics. It is a good idea to consult with a personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one has been involved in an attack by a dog. The initial consultation is usually free, so there is no harm in asking for advice.
If you experience physical pain, scarring or psychological damage from the behaviour of an animal that belongs to another person, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Dog bites are probably the most common type of animal injury, and Ontario has a statute called the Dog Owner’s Liability Act which governs such situations. This law basically provides that the owners of a dog are always liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by their dog on another person or domestic animal, regardless of whether they knew the animal was dangerous or not. This rule does not apply, however, if a guard dog attacks someone who is breaking into the premises.
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