If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know the love and joy they can bring to a home. However, dogs can also attack and when they do, can inflict serious physical and emotional injuries. Dogs of any breed can inflict damage to skin, soft tissue, bone, muscle, and ligaments. Dogs can also spread infection through their saliva, which can be life threatening if not treated properly and quickly.
Dog Bite Attorney
If you or a loved one suffered an injury after being bit by a dog, you may be able to collect financial compensation for the costs associated with a serious injury. According to the Dog Owners Liability Act, the owner of a dog who bites is liable for the damages related to an injury sustained by another person. If there is more than one owner, both (or all) owners can be held liable.
The experienced dog bite lawyers at Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Group are well versed in the laws governing dog bites and can assist injured clients with every step of the litigation process.
Dog Bite Lawyers
At Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Group, the ethical dog bite lawyers we work with understand that not every dog bite is caused by a dangerous dog. Over friendly dogs, small dogs, family dogs, and friends’ dogs can also bite. They also understand how hard it may be to think of filing a lawsuit against a family member, neighbour or friend. The experienced Toronto dog bite lawyers in our group can ensure you are fairly awarded while delicately handling negotiations with insurance companies and opposing lawyers. They have recovered significant compensation for clients’ medical bills, hospital costs, surgeries, physical therapy, emotional therapy, lost wages from taking time off work, and pain and suffering.
Toronto Dog Bite Lawyers
Sadly, children are often the victims of dog bites. Although not every dog bite can be avoided, teaching children how to act around dogs can help prevent a bite from happening. Here are some simple dog bite prevention tips:
- Teach children to avoid unknown dogs and if possible, leave the area if approached by an unknown dog
- Instruct children to leave dogs alone when they are sleeping or eating
- If a dog is with its owner, teach children to always ask permission before approaching a dog even if it’s a dog the child knows
- If a child is approached by an aggressive dog, teach him or her to quietly walk away from the dog
Dog Bite Lawyer
To speak privately with a skilled dog bite attorney at Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Group, call our group today at 647-725-2774. You will not be charged for the initial consultation and if you decide to move forward with the claims process, you will not be charged any legal fees until your case is own. A dedicated dog bite lawyer in our group can put their years of experience to work for you, so don’t wait to call.