DOG BITES LAWYERS IN Ontario
Dog Bite victims often result in serious physical and psychological trauma, including extensive scarring and serious infection and post-traumatic stress disorder.
There are number of steps you should take if you are the victim of a dog bite or other animal attack. First, seek medical attention. It is important to treat bite wounds right away to stave off infection. If you are able, you should also gather as much information about the dog and the dog owner as possible, including, home address, contact information, dog breed, location of the incident and pictures at the scene of the attack.
Laws in Ontario regarding dog bites are governed by what is referred to as Strict Liability.
This means that you if you are bitten by someone else’s dog, you may not even have to prove that the owner of the dog was at fault. The only thing that must be shown is that the attack actually occurred and the owner was responsible.
This makes it incredibly hard for dog owners to defend a claim against them. It is important to contact a personal injury lawyer right away to assess the case and help you gather the proper information in order to be successful in your claim for compensation.