“Dogs are man’s best friend…” until they bite.
Due to the traumatic nature of animal attacks, addition to potentially serious Personal Injury or Long-Term Disability, 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 Personal Injury or Long-Term Disability caused by their dogs.
At Benjamin Law, our dedicated Team of Family-First lawyers can help you obtain compensation for physical and emotional pain, income loss, medical treatment, and any 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