Many people love dogs, but when they attack, they can cause serious damage. Often, dog bites can lead to personal injuries that require emergency surgery, cause permanent disfigurement, or result in lifelong disability. Plus, there is no way to predict when a dog will attack.
When a dog attack or bite results in an personal injury, it can be difficult to deal with the fallout. Who is responsible when a dog attacks someone? It goes without saying that the dog cannot be held responsible for your personal injury, so is the owner then responsible?
Many different jurisdictions have their own laws governing whether dog owners are liable for their dog’s attacks. In some areas, it is necessary to prove that the owner’s actions caused the dog to attack or that the owner had prior knowledge of the dog’s aggressive behaviour.
Ontario Dog Bite Settlements
In Ontario, however, this is not the case. Provincial law states that when a dog bite occurs, the dog’s owner is liable for the injury. This means that if you have suffered an personal injury from a dog, the dog’s owner is responsible. If you have suffered an personal injury from a dog, you are likely entitled to some compensation.
It is important that you have a personal injury lawyer who specializes in dog bites to represent your case. Dog owners may be legally responsible for personal injuries their dogs cause, but there is a lot of discrepancy over the amount of compensation you can receive. There are a number of factors to consider which can lead to you receiving less compensation than you would otherwise.
Why Our Dog Bite Lawyers?
Taverniti | Vashishth LLP is experienced in dealing with injuries sustained from dog bites. We can help ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your personal injury. We are equipped to handle complex legal and insurance issues arising from your accident.
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