Dog bites and animal attacks have long been a concern in Canada, and in the past two decades, many different provinces and municipalities have taken legal action to attempt to decrease the risk of an attack. In 2005, the province of Ontario banned Pit Bulls and mixes from living within the province, citing extreme risk of injury. (more…)
Summer often goes hand in hand with some things. Picnics. Boating. Dog bites.
Unfortunately, this is the season that Chatham personal injury lawyers see an increase in claims resulting from dog bites or attacks. Yes, victims of dog bites can hold the dog’s owner responsible and be compensated for their injuries. But there are some things you must know about our dog bite laws in order for you to do this successfully. (more…)
We love our dogs. In fact, for most of us, our pets are members of our families and many of us treat our dogs like children. For some dog “parents”, they have a hard time believing that beloved Fido could cause harm. But we Chatham injury lawyers have seen far too many cases where dog bites and attacks have caused irreparable damage to the victim. (more…)
Dogs are a part of many families around the world. There are certain breeds that have a bad reputation for being vicious dogs, but there are many factors that go into that type of behavior. Unfortunately, dog bites happen all the time and in fact, around five million people are bit each year from dogs and over half of that five million are children. (more…)
If a dog owner has been unreasonably careless, when it comes to handling the proper behavior of his dog, he might be legally entitled to compensate the injuries and suffering of someone who has been injured as a result. (more…)
The truth is that majority of the time dogs are actually very nice companions. There’s no doubt as to why they are called men’s best friend. However, when they get triggered and attack, they are capable of causing some truly serious and incredible damage. From just lunging at you to serious mauling that can lead to disfigurement and even death in certain cases, dog attacks can be dangerous. (more…)