At QTMG Personal Injury Lawyers, as dog bite lawyers, we have handled hundreds of dog bite and dog attack cases. We have seen the smallest of injuries to catastrophic injuries caused by a dog attack. We have handled cases where emotional trauma was so severe as to permanently disable our client, dogs killing other dogs, injuring children and adults and causing serious physical and mental injuries caused by a dog attack.
When a dog owner does not properly train or restrain their dog and it attacks another person causing injury, they will very likely be held liable for damages.
If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite or attack, the dog’s owner or any other person who was responsible for or had control over the dog can be held liable for damages. It is important that you know your rights when injured by a dog attack. It is important that you act fast to hire a dog bite lawyer.
There are important steps to take following a dog bite or attack. Receiving medical attention of course is the first step. However, the dog owner must be identified and notified of your claim. Evidence must be obtained as fast as possible.
Injuries caused by dog bites and attacks often require significant medical attention and may cause significant financial losses. Our lawyers retain the best experts to assess specific injuries such as cosmetic and plastic surgery, future care costs and financial losses associated with the incident.
In Ontario, dog owners are strictly liable for the injuries caused by their dogs and it does not matter if the dog felt a need to protect itself causing the attack. It also doesn’t matter if the injured victim unintentionally provoked or frightened the dog for any reason. Whether the dog was old, young, ill, scared, protective, startled, moody, impatient or otherwise distressed, it does not matter to the issue of liability given that we are dealing with strict liability. In simple terms, the injured person need only prove that the dog injured him/her and identify the dog owner to be successful in their claim.
Because of serious physical, mental and psychological injuries are often sustained as a result of a dog bite or attack, the monetary damages (compensation) can be significant.
We recommend that you do not try to advance or defend your rights against a dog owner without legal representation from an experienced Ottawa dog bite lawyer such as Marc Quinn of our office. Our injury lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in the area of dog owner liability and have a proven track record of obtaining great settlements. Our lawyers are not afraid of the defence, insurance companies or their lawyers and have a great track record of success both in court and in obtaining out of court settlements If need be, we can be conciliatory, mediative or relentless and aggressive when dealing with stubborn insurance companies. Our dog bite lawyers are exceptional, knowledgeable, respected, reliable and dependable. Our injury lawyers have access to top experts in the industry to assist in pursuing top dollar for your case.
If you are looking for the best dog bite lawyers, call us for a free consultation. We work on a no fee until you win basis and we almost always win.
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