Dog Bite Incidents

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Dog Bite Incidents

The Canadian Safety Council estimates that 460,000 dog bite incidents take place each year. Of that total, children under 10 are the most common victims. Whether a dog attacked out of fear or was protecting their territory, victims of dog bite incidents are entitled to financial compensation for damages from the dog owner or harbourer.

If you or someone you know has experienced a dog bite injury, De Rose personal injury lawyers are here to help. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights and getting you the compensation you deserve. This way, you can focus on the healing process and getting back to living your life as soon as possible.

Do I Have A Dog Bite Incident Claim?

Did you know that in Ontario, there is a strict liability rule when it comes to dog bite incidents? According to The Dog Owners Liability Act, the owner and/or harbourer of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite and/or attack by their dog on another person or domestic animal. Ultimately, a dog owner, or a harbourer, doesn’t need to have been careless or negligent to be deemed liable.

If you’re the victim of a dog bite, or have been attacked or injured by someone’s dog, seek medical attention right away. Animal bites and scratches can be quite infectious. Additionally, you should obtain the dog owner’s contact information, report your injury to the police, and request a copy of the report. If possible, take photographs of the incident location and your physical injuries too. Preserving any clothing damaged by the dog can be beneficial too.

Why Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

Proving fault, and a dog owners’ negligence, can be tricky. Therefore, it’s recommended that dog bite incident victims seek the guidance of a lawyer to help them claim for their dog bite injuries.

Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?

Victims of dog bite attacks may often suffer emotional damage due to the severity of their physical injuries. Rest assured, our expert dog bite injury team at De Rose Lawyers will help you navigate the aftermath of a dog bite incident. We will help you get the compassionate support and full compensation that you deserve, so you can get back to living your life. Contact us today for a no obligation, consultation.

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If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite incident, contact De Rose Lawyers. With 40 years of combined experience, De Rose Lawyers will work with you to educate you on the details of your case and fight for the compensation you deserve to restore stability in your life.


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