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Animal Attacks and Dog Bites

Our injury lawyers understand how frightening it is to be attacked by an animal.

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Sometimes Accidents Just Happen, and Dog Bites Can Be Serious Injuries

Animal attacks are sudden, painful, and traumatic experiences. Our Ottawa personal injury lawyers meet with people left with scars, disabilities, and a profound phobia of animals that stay with them for the rest of their lives as a result of an animal attack.

Dog bites are one of the most common forms of animal attacks, and typically involve children. Our lawyers are experienced in maximum compensation for dog bite injuries. However, attacks from other domesticated pets and wild animals at zoos and parks occur as well.

Have you or a loved one suffered from an animal attack or dog bite ? It’s not your fault

Our Ottawa dog bite lawyers know it’s easy to forget that any animals’ behaviour can sometimes be unpredictable. Our lawyers understand the animal attack wasn’t your fault, and especially in dog bite cases, it’s not uncommon for children who were merely looking to interact with the animal to be attacked.

The Ontario Dog Owner’s Liability Act states dog owners are primarily responsible for ensuring the safety of others and are liable should the dog bite or harm another person regardless of any prior knowledge the owner or victim had of the animal’s aggressive nature.

When you’ve been bit by someone else’s pet, our experienced dog bite lawyers in Ottawa will help you seek compensation for your injuries.

Every Dog Bite is a Legal Issue

When a dog becomes startled or scared, they can react by biting or attacking in order to protect themselves. If an owner isn’t paying attention or has their pet off the leash, you could become victim to a serious injury. Even a small wound from a dog or other animal bite can require medical treatment, especially if it becomes infected or if the animal is carrying rabies. Injuries that lead to hospitalization can cause financial strain on you and your loved ones. 

If you’ve been bit by a dog or any other type of animal under the care of another, it’s important to seek medical assistance and then call our law firm. Our animal dog bite lawyers in Ottawa will advise you on what to do next and explain whether or not you’re eligible to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other costs related to your injuries.  

We Understand Your Needs

We know just how painful an animal attack can be, and how stressful it can feel if the injuries have left you with expensive medical bills, lost wages, or long-term health problems. That’s why our team is prepared to fight for your rights – even if it means taking the negligent pet owner to court. When it comes to negotiations, we’re the team you want on your side. We will make sure you get the best possible outcome for your case.

We Know the Law

Did you know that there is a specific law in Ontario that explains how the owner of a dog is always responsible for their dog’s actions? Our team knows the law thoroughly and understands what must occur for an owner to be held accountable. We also know how to deal with the insurance company if the owner is protected under their homeowner’s insurance.

If you or a loved one has been injured by an animal, we can help. Our dog bite lawyer Ottawa team has strong relationships with the healthcare and rehabilitation practitioners to help you on your path to recovery. We will ensure you get the care you need, as well as the maximum compensation to cover your financial losses and treatment costs while you recover.

Our lawyers will travel to your home, hospital, or rehabilitation centre throughout eastern Ontario. You don’t pay until you get paid.

Looking for an animal attack or dog bite lawyer?

If you or a loved one has been injured in an animal attack, please contact our dog bite lawyers for a free consultation to discuss how we can help you get the compensation and care you need to enjoy a comfortable quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you're facing a lawsuit over an alleged injury caused by your dog, you should strongly consider speaking with a personal injury lawyer. A dog bite lawyer experienced in this area can fully explain the choices that are available in your situation and can help you.

The province of Ontario has a Dog Owners’ Liability Act. It states that the dog owner is liable for any damages caused when his or her dog bites someone.

The law in Ontario places restrictions on existing pit bulls, and toughens the penalties for the owners of any dog that poses a danger to the public.

Yes, all reports of animal bites must be reported to the proper authorities. If you are unsure of who to call, contact the police. They can give you the proper contact.


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