Ottawa Dog Bite Lawyers
Dogs are one of the most popular pets in Canada. Although most dogs are safe and gentle, dog attacks on people do still occur. Dog bites and attacks can result in permanent injury and sometimes even death. In Ontario, the Dog Owners Liability Act makes the owner of a dog liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person, or domestic animal. This means that if a dog bites another person or animal, the owner of the attacking dog will be directly responsible for the damages caused by their pet. In addition, if there is more than one owner of a dog, they may each be held liable for the damages.
The law in Ontario stipulates that the fault or negligence on the part of the owners is not dependent upon their prior knowledge of the likelihood of the dog attacking. Even if the dog is not usually aggressive, the owner of the dog will still be liable. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of a dog attack, you should discuss your rights with a lawyer experienced in dog bite litigation. The team at Tierney Stauffer LLP will help you make a claim for your medical expenses and the emotional trauma you have endured as a result of the dog attack.
Dog Attacks and Dog Bites Can Result in Serious and Permanent Injuries
Dog bites can result in serious physical injuries and scarring, or even permanent disfigurement. Depending on the extent of the injuries, you may require stitches or plastic surgery. You may be left with a noticeable and unsightly scar. Dog attacks can also affect your life in other significant ways: you may have suffered an economic loss (such as losing time from work or out-of-pocket expenses), and it is not uncommon for people to develop a fear of dogs that could require counselling.
Once you have sought medical attention for a dog bite or attack, you should make a report to the local police division about the attack. You should also consult with a personal injury lawyer to find out what steps to take next.
Contact the Experienced Dog Bite Injury Lawyers at Tierney Stauffer LLP in Ottawa, Cornwall, Kingston, North Bay & Arnprior
At Tierney Stauffer LLP, we provide effective legal representation for dog bite and animal attack victims in Ontario, tailored to the individual needs of each client. Our team of legal professionals is highly skilled and understanding of the needs of our clients. You can reach us by telephone at 1-888-799-8057 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers.