Dog Bites and Attacks – Why Hiring an Ottawa Dog Bite Lawyer Early is Important
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, you have the right to seek compensation from the dog owner or anyone who had control of the dog at the time of the attack or bite. We help you hold the owner or others responsible for the dog attack or bite. It is important to preserve important evidence and so hiring a lawyer as fast as possible after an incident is very important.
Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers – Experience Matters
Our lawyers will take all steps necessary to hold the dog owner responsible for negligence. Our injury lawyers ensure that the owner is identified, other persons who may be responsible at law are identified, that notice letters are served properly, that the local municipality investigates the incident, charges be laid where applicable, witnesses are identified, witness statements are obtained, medical records are obtained, damages are assessed fully and documents supporting each and every possible damage is obtained to maximize your compensation.
Our Dog Bite Lawyers Know the Law
The law changes constantly. Our lawyers are familiar with the statutes and common law that applies to dog bite and attack cases and keep informed of any changes in the law, including changes to statutes and developments in judge made law, called case law. Our lawyers ensure that the damages you seek are supported by the facts based on credible evidence and supported the applicable law.
Our Lawyers Help You Move On After a Dog Attack
There are many legal and administrative steps completed by our lawyers on files we handle, all to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation possible and your rights and interests are fully protected. The steps we take are very important because in many cases, you will require money to pay for medical and treatment expenses. Also, in cases where the injuries you suffered make it impossible for you to work, you will require money to pay for living expenses. Our lawyers consult with you every step of the way and make sure you are supported by doctors and other health care providers that can assist you in recovering from the incident. We hire medical and financial experts to assist in determining the medical issues arising out of the incident and determining the value of your damages.
As an injured person, you have the legal burden in most cases of proving the dog owner was negligent on what is called a strict liability basis. We make sure all the evidence is gathered to meet this burden of proof. You need to identify the dog owner and the dog and prove that owner owned the dog that injured you.
Don’t Settle With Insurance Company Without a Lawyer
Insurance companies are not in the business of protecting your rights. They will want to pay the least possible to settle your claim or avoid having to pay you anything at all. Our lawyers ensure that your damages are supported by evidence and the amount is consistent with what the law says you are entitled to receive. We assess every type of damage possible from pain and suffering damages, special damages, out of pocket expenses, past and future medical expenses, past and future rehabilitation expenses, past and future income losses or lost of earning potential. For all damages sought, you must provide evidence to prove the damages sought. We do the legwork to ensure the evidence is obtained, properly filed and submitted on time. Some insurers may apply pressure on you to settle early and for much less that you actually deserve. We level the playing field with large insurance companies, their adjusters and lawyers. Your claim is settled when the timing is right for you.
Free Consultations and No Fee Until You Win
Call us for a free, private and confidential consultation and learn more about your rights and what we can do for you. The sooner you hire one of our personal injury lawyers, the faster we can get started obtaining important evidence to support your claim. We do not get paid until you win your case.
Marc N. Quinn
Ottawa dog bite and animal attack lawyer