Richmond Hill Dog Bite Lawyer
Dogs are generally considered to be “man’s best friend.” Almost 60% of Canadian households are homes to pet dogs. In recent years, the nationwide population of domesticated canines has grown to nearly 8 million pet dogs. Dogs provide their owners with unconditional loyalty, affection, and companionship. However, these animals can also cause serious injuries when they attack other humans.
Even dogs who have no history of outwardly aggressive behaviour have the potential to permanently injure, maim, scar, and disfigure unsuspecting visitors to a dog owner’s property. Victims of dog attacks are frequently young children or toddlers, who can suffer fatalities as the result of an unprovoked dog attack. Other people who might be injured by dog bites include neighbours, guests, passersby, delivery agents, and mail carriers. In fact, more than 500 Canada Post employees are seriously injured as the result of an encounter with a dog each year
After being attacked by an aggressive dog, victims often develop debilitating phobias and other mental health issues that can adversely impact their qualities of life for years to come. Frequently, as a result of the psychological trauma they have sustained, victims of dog attacks are unable to continue performing the duties of their jobs, engaging in the kinds of activities they enjoyed prior to the attack, or maintaining social and romantic relationships. Examples of psychological issues frequently developed by the injured survivors of dog attacks include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Permanent phobias
- Sleep disorders
- Panic attacks
- Diminished self-esteem due to physical disfigurement
- And more
Furthermore, in addition to suffering both physical and psychological injuries, people who have been bitten by dogs could contract a number of life-threatening diseases, including:
- And possibly more
When a biting dog causes an unsuspecting victim to sustain compensable injuries, it can be difficult to determine exactly who was responsible for the dog attack. Depending on the circumstances of the attack, victims who have been bitten by someone else’s pet dog may be eligible to pursue compensation for damages they have incurred. To learn if our Richmond Hill dog bite lawyers may be able to help you pursue legal action to recover compensation, contact us today.
How Our Dog Bite Lawyers Serving Richmond Hill May Be Able to Assist You
According to Ontario’s Dog Owners’ Liability Act, negligent dog owners who fail to prevent their dog from biting another person might be liable for the attack victim’s resulting damages. Therefore, if you were attacked by someone else’s dog and sustained compensable injuries as a result, its owners may be responsible for compensating you.
Our Richmond Hill dog bite lawyers have experience helping the injured victims of dog attacks recover the compensation they are rightfully owed. Preszler Injury Lawyers operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning if you are eligible to pursue a claim against the negligent dog owner, you will not be required to pay for our services unless we win your case. If you were attacked and bitten by someone else’s dog, contact our dog bite lawyers serving Richmond Hill today by calling 1-800-JUSTICE and receive personalized legal advice about your case during a free initial consultation.