“Dogs are man’s best friend…” until they bite.
Due to the traumatic nature of animal attacks, victims may be left both physically and emotionally scarred. In Ontario, the Dog’s Owner Liability Act places strict liability on dog owners for any injury caused by their dogs.
At Benjamin Law, our family of lawyers can help you obtain compensation for physical and emotional pain, income loss, medical treatment and out-of-pocket expenses.
What to do when dogs attack:
- Visit the hospital to ensure you have not contracted any diseases
- Take photos
- Report the attack to the appropriate Municipality’s Animal Control Services
- Identify the person’s responsible
- Confirm the availability of insurance coverage such as a homeowner’s policy