Dog Attacks

They say that dogs are man’s best friend, but they can also cause injuries.

The law is clear in Ontario that a dog owner is responsible for injuries resulting from a dog bite or attack. Dog Owner Liability in Ontario is strict liability, which means the dog owner is held liable for the bite or attack, regardless of the dog’s history. Unfortunately, the majority of cases involve young children, who are seriously injured as a result of dog bites or other animal attacks. Whether a child or an adult is involved, these types of attacks can be traumatic

Steps That Should Be Taken If You Were Bitten By a Dog:

  • Promptly seek medical assistance
  • Collect contact details from dog owner (name, number, address)
  • Collect contact information from any possible witnesses
  • Contact your local police and submit an injury report
  • Report the bite to local Animal Services or by phoning 311
  • Photos of the dog and the location where you were injured
  • Photos of your injuries

Dog bites can cause serious injuries, which can include:

  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Abrasions
  • Sprains/strains
  • Nerve damage
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Lost digits
  • Tissue loss
  • Cuts and gashes
  • Infections including rabies
  • Emotional distress
  • Social embarrassment from scarring
  • Fractured bones
  • Crush injuries
  • Psychological trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Contact a Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injury Lawyer at Lamont Law

The Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injury Lawyers at Lamont Law will identify the responsible parties by conducting a thorough investigation. Our priority is to ensure that you have the ability to focus on your recovery while we focus on building your case to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today and speak with a Dog Bite and Animal Attack Injury Lawyer for a free consultation!