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DOG BITE INJURY
LAWYERS IN ONTARIO

Dog bites are regrettably common incidents and confronting an unexpected animal attack is not only frightening but can result in significant personal injuries leading to physical injuries and emotional distress. This threat extends not only to physical harm but also the potential transmission of diseases. Our dog bite lawyer Toronto is dedicated to help you navigate through the legal process, protecting your rights, and ensuring you receive the compensation you deserve.

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WHY DO YOU NEED A DOG BITE LAWYER?

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  • Facing the aftermath of a dog bite is not just a physical challenge but also a legal and emotional one. At Claim Settlement, We understand the critical importance of having a skilled dog bite attorney by your side to navigate the complexities of such cases and ensure your rights are protected.
    • Legal Proficiency: A dog bite attorney brings specialized knowledge of the legal landscape surrounding these incidents in Canada, providing you with a distinct advantage in your case.
    • Advocacy for Your Rights: Your attorney serves as a steadfast advocate, safeguarding your legal rights throughout the claims process and ensuring fair treatment.
    • Masterful Negotiation: With expertise in negotiation, our attorneys adeptly handle discussions with insurance companies, striving to secure a comprehensive settlement covering medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.
    • Guidance Through Legal Complexity: Navigating the legal system can be daunting, especially for those unfamiliar with its intricacies. A dog bite attorney from Claim Settlement offers guidance, simplifying the process and ensuring adherence to all legal requirements.
    • Optimizing Compensation: The primary objective is to maximize your compensation, encompassing medical bills, lost income, and additional damages resulting from the dog bite. Our attorneys diligently work towards achieving this goal.
    • Thorough Evidence Management: Building a robust case relies on compelling evidence. Our attorneys understand the significance of meticulous evidence collection, ensuring all pertinent information is gathered and effectively presented.
  • Some of the common catastrophic injuries are limb amputation, neck injury, spinal cord injuries, brain injury, head injury and broken bones
  • You can claim compensation for your medical bills as well the mental pain and trauma your family members go through
  • Hiring an expert lawyer can help you navigate the complex legal system and get the best compensation possible

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WHAT IS A DOG BITE?

A dog bite is best described as a bite inflicted by a dog where it clamps its jaws on a body part such as the arm or the leg. The pressure exerted by the jaws can cause severe damage to the skin tissues, blood vessels, nerves, bones and muscles. If the injury is serious then its effects can be lifelong.

What are the symptoms?

  • Puncture wounds
  • Severe pain and swelling
  • Infection
  • Scars
  • Bone damage
  • Paralysis

Dog bites can lead to rabies. The rabies virus attacks the central nervous system leading to seizures, paralysis, mental instability and muscle spasms. It is important to access the medical and rehabilitation benefits available to you at the earliest.

What Dog Bites Infections We Help You to Recover at Claim Settlement

We recognize the distress caused by abrupt animal attacks, leading to severe personal injuries. Whether the animal is mistreated, vicious, or wild, the risks extend beyond physical harm to potential diseases. The prevalent dog bite level injuries include:

  • Head and Neck, Hands, Forearms, Legs, and Feet Bites: These pose significant dangers, as the animal might carry diseases like rabies, and bites may sever major arteries.
  • Cuts and Lacerations to the Face and Upper Extremities: Injuries that require careful attention due to their impact on facial and limb areas.
  • Bruising and Abrasions: They are commonly found on the face, upper, and lower extremities, these injuries need thorough examination and medical care.

Can a Dog Owner Be Compelled to Pay Compensation?

If you’ve experienced a dog bite, the question of whether a dog owner can be compelled to pay compensation is crucial. At Claim Settlement, we delve into the legal intricacies surrounding dog attacks. In Ontario, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act establishes strict liability for dog owners when their pets bite or attack. This means the owner is automatically financially responsible for covering damages, irrespective of the dog’s history or the owner’s fault. Even if the dog has no prior aggressive incidents, the owner is accountable for the injuries caused.

Key Points Regarding Dog Owner Liability

  1. Definition of Owner: The term owner includes individuals who possess or harbor the dog. If the owner is a minor, the person responsible for the minor’s custody is also considered an owner.
  2. Harboring a Dog: Harboring necessitates exercising a degree of care and control over the dog, extending beyond mere presence in the home. In cases where multiple individuals own a dog, they share joint and several liability for any damages caused.
  3. Occupiers’ Liability Act: If the dog bite occurs on the owner’s premises, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act, not the Occupiers’ Liability Act, determines liability.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO DO AFTER EXPERIENCING A DOG BITE?

Seek Medical Attention Promptly

Your health is the top priority. Immediately seek medical attention to address the physical impact of the dog bite. Prompt medical care not only ensures your well-being but also establishes a crucial record of the incident.

Document the Scene

It’s crucial to document the scene where the dog bite happened. Take photos of any visible injuries, the location, and the dog involved. This documentation will serve as valuable evidence during the claims process.

Gather Information

It is important to collect information about the dog owner, including their name and contact details. Additionally, gather details from any witnesses present during the incident. This information can help you in building a strong case.

Report the Incident

It is important to report the dog bite to the local authorities and, if applicable, animal control. This helps create an official record of the incident and contributes to public safety. By reporting it, you are not only ensuring that the incident is documented, but you’re also helping to prevent future incidents.

Consult a Dog Bite Attorney

Reach out to a dog bite attorney at Claim Settlement promptly. Our legal experts will provide guidance on your rights, assess the details of the incident, and initiate the necessary legal proceedings.

Communicate Through Your Attorney

Once you have legal representation, direct all communications regarding the incident to your dog bite attorney. This ensures that your rights are protected, and any negotiations with insurance companies are handled professionally

TESTIMONIALS REFLECTING OUR DEDICATION

CARL S, MISSISSAUGA, ON
Claim Settlement put me in touch with efficient and talented lawyers. They got me a very high compensation for my slip and fall accident and took care of all the paperwork. I was off for work for over a year and was able to make a full recover with their medical support team. Highly recommended.
FREDERIK S, WATERLOO, ON
Claim Settlement lived up to their words ‘One call-That’s All’. I got in touch with them as soon as the accident had happened and they took it up from there. Everything else was taken care of. They put me in touch with a respected lawyer who worked for me every step of the way. I […]
TAM W, MARKHAM, ON
My experience with Claim Settlement was wonderful. The professional team there is very experienced and very caring. They handled my motor vehicle accident case and kept me updated during the process. I am glad I reached out to Claim Settlement first.

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