What do you do if you or someone you know has been attacked by a dog and has sustained an injury from a bite? Dog owners need to understand the liabilities that comes with owning a dog and the consequences of someone getting injured from an attack. Preszler Law’s John Philp discusses the strict liabilities […]
Ontario follows a strict liability rule when it comes to dog bite cases, making it a relatively straightforward process for dog bite victims. However, even though victims don’t have to prove the dog owner was negligent, the courts will still take a close look at whether or not the victim was partly responsible for the […]
If you are planning on going on a road trip with your pet or even need to transport your pet briefly, you’ll want to take a few simple precautions both to keep your pet safe and to avoid being dangerously distracted from driving. Tip #1: Secure Your Pet Having your pet loose in the car […]
Thousands of Canadians are seriously injured in dog bites and attacks around the country each year. In 1996, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) reports that more than 40 percent of the injuries requiring emergency room care were severe enough to warrant hospitalization (4.5 percent) or follow-up visits after emergency department treatment (36.8 percent).
Ontario’s Dog Owners’ Liability Act protects you and/or your children in the event of a serious dog bite injury. The Act outlines the circumstances under which you can pursue compensation from a negligent dog owner. Such money can be used to address your or your child’s medical and emotional needs, such as corrective surgery or […]
The Dog Owners’ Liability Act spells out dog bite liability in Ontario. The Act, established in R.S.O. 1990, Chapter D.16, provides you the right to seek financial restitution in the event you are attacked and injured by another person’s dog. The law does, however, provide some exceptions to the owner’s liability. These include in cases […]