Dog bites can cause serious personal injuries, disfigurement, psychological scars and even death. Every year thousands of children and adults suffer canine attacks in Canada.
If you or a loved one is attacked, you should make sure that the person receives immediate medical attention, as well as getting contact information from the owner and finding what shots the dog has had. It’s also a good idea to take pictures of the injury and to keep track of all the expenses related to the attack.
You should also get the advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Edson Legal, in a first free consultation, we will take you through your options under the Dog Owners Liabilities Act, which makes dog owners liable for their pets’ attacks.
While you do not have to prove negligence on the dog owner or custodian’s part, it is important to identify the persons responsible and the availability of insurance to pay your claim.