Sadly, many people have been injured by other people’s animals. These animals are often family pets who may normally be docile. Owners of dogs in Ontario are strictly liable for injuries caused by their pets. If you have been the victim of a dog bite or animal attack, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, and other expenses and economic losses.
What To Do If You Have Been Injured By a Dog or Other Animal
If you have been bitten by a dog or injured by an animal, there are steps you can take to protect your legal rights.
- Get the name and address of the animal owner.
- Get immediate medical attention.
- Report the injury to the police or animal control authorities in your community.
- Get contact information from any witnesses who saw the attack.
- Notify the animal owner that you have been injured.
It is in your best interest to contact a lawyer who is experienced in this field as quickly as you can after this type of injury.
Personal Injury Lawyers working for you
Ron Folkes is a leader in the field of personal injury law, having achieved millions of dollars in settlements for his clients through virtually every type of injury claim. The Folkes Law Firm was founded in 1974 on the principle of providing the highest quality legal services to clients at reasonable rates. The team remains committed to this principle today. Ron Folkes and his staff of professionals enjoy a strong reputation among clients, legal professionals and courts throughout the Brampton and Mississauga communities.
The Folkes Law Firm is available for a free half-hour consultation, and can be reached at 21 Queen Street East, Suite 900 Brampton, ON L6W 3P1, or by calling 905-457-2118 or toll-free outside of the GTA 1-877-457-2118.