In many cases, animal attacks involve dogs. Dog bites and dog attacks are the most common animal attack case we handle. However, many other types of animals can cause serious injuries to persons. In addition to serious physical injuries, victims of animal attacks are often left with psychological and emotionally injuries that can last a life time.
Owners of animals can be held liable for any injury or injuries their animals cause a person or other animal. The liability of an animal owner can be significant and include having to pay damages for pain and suffering, income losses, medical expenses, future care costs and other expenses associated with the attack and injuries sustained by the animal attack victim.
Other types of animal attack cases we have dealt with involve snakes, cats, birds, exotic pets, horses, cows, livestock and other farm animals.
In some cases, our clients have suffered minor injuries and in other cases, the injuries have been catastrophic. For example, some animal attacks have cases involved bruising, lacerations, broken bones, head injuries, spinal injuries, disfigurement, scarring, emotional and psychological trauma and in some cases, death.
All animal owners have a responsibility to ensure their animals do not pose a threat to others or present a danger to others. Animal owners must take reasonable steps to ensure the safety of people that are reasonably expected to come into contact with the animals.
Our lawyers have extensive experience representing victims of animal attacks. Our injury lawyers can review and assess your case free of charge to determine if you have a valid case.
Our lawyers are experienced in dealing with all sorts of animal attack cases and have experience identifying the persons responsible, identify insurance coverage and the types of damages and compensation that might be available. If you or someone you care about has been injured as a result of an animal attack, please call one of our lawyers for a free consultation at 613-315-4878.
Like all cases in Ontario, there are time periods / limitation periods that apply to animal attack cases and if you do not meet those deadlines, you will be forever prohibited from commencing a court action against the animal owner.