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Accidents

Dog Bites

Being bitten by a dog no matter the size can have a lasting and sometimes permanent aftermath. Severe injury and permanent disfigurement requiring surgery are some of the possible physical effects sustained by a dog bite, but there are emotional factors to account for as well. Both young children and adults can suffer acute emotional distress as well as lifelong phobias after being bitten by a dog. 

When either physical or emotional injuries are caused by a dog bite, the owner of the dog can and should be held accountable. Ontario has strict liability laws for dog ownership. Under these laws, victims of dog bites can hold an owner responsible for their physical and emotional damages. The dog owner is almost always held accountable when someone is attacked by their dog. 

Although you are entitled to compensation for sustaining injuries from a dog bite, judges are free to use their discretion in awarding that compensation. Factors such as the breed of the dog, whether the dog was leashed and if the owner tried to prevent the attack can significantly affect the outcome of your case. Vishal Sharma will identify the factors that will most greatly impact your case and can navigate the complicated and complex liability laws to ensure you receive what you are entitled to. If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, ensure that it does not happen to someone else. Seek the legal advice of Vishal Sharma today.

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