Sadly, animals – even house pets – can pose a serious risk of harm. Animal attacks and dog bites can cause serious personal injury, disfigurement, scarring, pain, suffering, and psychological impairments. Animal attacks can cause fatal injuries. The Kahler Personal Injury Lawyers have extensive experience representing animal attack and serious dog bite victims.
Laws Surrounding Dog Bites & Animal Attacks
The law holds owners responsible for injuries caused by their dogs or animals. These owners are liable to pay compensation for injuries and losses which the animal causes. Normally the owner’s homeowner or tenant insurance policy will pay the compensation. Animal owners are responsible for injuries caused by vicious dogs/animals who attack and for injuries caused by an owner’s failure to keep their animals properly contained.
In Ontario, animal attack and dog bite victims who suffer serious and permanent injuries can recover damages compensating them for all of their losses, including their pain and suffering, their past and future lost income, their extraordinary future health care and home maintenance costs and their out of pocket expenses.
Time limits govern when you must notify the responsible parties that you intend to bring a claim and they govern when you must start your claim for compensation. These time limits can restrict your rights to recover your losses. Not everyone is entitled to claim compensation from the person who caused or is responsible for the accident. Each claim is different. Assessing your animal attack and serious dog bite injury, identifying those responsible and determining the value of your claim requires analysis by an experienced personal injury lawyer.