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Dog Bite Lawyer London

Anytime a dog has bitten or attacked someone, the accident victim should speak to a London dog bite lawyer.

If you were bitten by someone else’s dog and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our London dog bite lawyers may be able to help you recover the damages you have incurred or will incur in the future. To learn more, contact our dog bite lawyers serving London and receive a free initial consultation. Call 1-800-JUSTICE today.

Ontario’s Dog Owner’s Liability Act

Dog bites fall under the provision of Ontario’s Dog Owner’s Liability Act, also known as DOLA. Under Section 2.1 of the Act, it states, “The owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal.” This means that under the Act, a dog owner is responsible for the behaviour of their dog. In Ontario, this liability is referred to as strict liability, meaning that under most circumstances, the dog owner will be held automatically responsible.

Even if the dog has never displayed aggressive or violent before, the dog owner will be held liable any time the dog bites or attacks and injuries result.

Strict liability also means that the victim does not need to prove that the dog owner was negligent. So even when the dog owner has properly supervised their dog and acted in a perfectly reasonable manner, they will still be held responsible any time their dog bites or attacks a person or another domestic animal, such as another dog while at a dog park.

Although dog owners are generally considered to be held liable any time their dog bites, regardless of the circumstances, there are some exceptions to the rule.

The Occupier’s Liability Act

While most dog bite cases will fall under the provisions of DOLA, a few may fall under the Occupier’s Liability Act. Under this Act, property owners, or those occupying the property, are required by law to keep those entering onto the property safe at all times.


After sustaining compensable injuries in a dog attack, it can be difficult to know where to turn to pursue accountability and financial compensation. To learn about options for financial recovery that might be available to you, take advantage of a free initial consultation with our London dog bite lawyers by calling 1-800-JUSTICE.


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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
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4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
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22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON
K2P 0C2
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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