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Personal Injury Lawyers for Victims of Dog Bites


If you have been injured due to a dog bite or dog attack, the lawyers at MacIsaac Gow LLP can help you seek compensation for your injuries.

In Ontario, strict laws are put into place to protect people from incidents of this nature. The Dog Owners’ Liability Act clearly stipulates that a dog owner is liable for damages caused to another person as a result of a dog bite or attack. This means that even if the owner was acting reasonably at all times, they will always be liable for the actions of their pet.

Contributory Negligence

How much compensation a person can receive in damages due to a dog bite or attack may be reduced if it is found that the injured party was contributorily negligent. In simple terms, if the injured provoked the dog or behaved in a violent way, they be found partially responsible for the injury. Whether an injured party is found to be contributorily negligent is fact specific and dependent on the particular case.

Why you need a dog bite lawyer

Being attacked by a dog can be really traumatic for a person. Apart from having mental and physical suffrage, it can also cause the person to go through financial turmoil. Dog bite cases can often involve multiple parties, such as the dog owner, the landlord of the property where the attack occurred, or even a third party if the animal was not on their property at the time of the attack. We will thoroughly investigate all possible avenues to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

The experienced dog bite and animal attack lawyers at MacIsaac Gow LLP will always fight for your rights and make sure that justice is served in your case. We know that dealing with a dog bite injury is difficult, but with our help, you can take back control of your life and focus on healing. Don’t hesitate to contact us today if a dog bite has injured you or a loved one. We are here to ensure that you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

When do I need a lawyer after an animal or dog bite?

If you or a loved one has been bitten by an animal, you may be eligible for compensation. In some cases, a person may be able to sue for damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, as well as any other economic losses associated with the incident. At MacIsaac Gow LLP, we understand that the legal process can be daunting after a dog bite. Therefore, it’s important to contact an experienced lawyer as soon as possible to protect your rights and get the compensation you deserve.

A lawyer will work to identify whether or not the owner of the dog had a duty of care to prevent the dog from attacking you or if they failed to exercise reasonable care in controlling the animal. For instance, if the animal was not appropriately secured or was known to be aggressive, the owner may be held liable for any damages caused by the dog.

It’s essential to gather evidence of the attack, such as photos or witness statements. This will help build a strong case for compensation. An experienced lawyer will also investigate all possible parties involved, including the dog’s owner and landlord (if applicable). The lawyer will also work to ensure that you get the maximum compensation you are entitled to under the law.

At MacIsaac Gow LLP, we have experience helping clients recover from dog bites.

Dog bite settlement starts with MacIsaac Gow LLP

Dealing with a dog bite can be a traumatic experience and involve long-term physical and emotional damage. Many people do not know what to do or where to turn for help after suffering an injury from an animal attack. The best legal assistance for dog bite settlement and dog bite personal injury claim is provided by MacIsaac Gow LLP.

MacIsaac Gow LLP are experts in dog bite law, providing effective legal advice and representation for victims of animal attacks. Our lawyers specialize in obtaining maximum financial compensation for victims who have been injured due to the negligence of another party. We understand how difficult the process can be and take great care to ensure our clients receive the best possible outcome.

At MacIsaac Gow LLP, our team of experienced lawyers for dog bites works diligently to protect the rights of dog bite victims. We review all medical records, assess the case for liability and damages, and negotiate aggressively with insurance companies to maximize the victim’s financial recovery. We also ensure our client’s rights are protected and that they receive the maximum compensation they deserve.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a dog bite incident, contact us today for a free consultation. Our experienced team of dog bite and animal attack lawyers will review your case and provide legal advice on how to proceed. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients and are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for each individual case. We can help you through this difficult time with our expertise, knowledge and compassion.

What to do if you were injured from a dog bite:

  • Ensure you receive the dog owner’s name and address. Take a photo of their driver’s licence.
  • Get the proper medical care you need
  • Report the incident to the police or animal control
  • Take photos of the injuries for proof of injury
  • Contact MacIsaac Gow LLP!

For further information, please contact the lawyers at MacIsaac Gow LLP. We would be happy to advise you on the best course of action to take.

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How much can I sue for a dog bite case in Ontario?

In Ontario, depending on the severity of your dog bite case, you can sue for anywhere between $10,000 to $100,000.

Is dog bite a strict liability in Ontario?

As per the Dog Owners’ Liability Act in Ontario, if a pet dog attacks or bites a person, the owner of the dog will be fully liable for the resulting damages.

How long does the dog bite case take to settle?

Generally, it can take you up to six months to receive compensation for your dog bite case. However, a professional lawyer should be able to expedite the process based on your circumstances.

What are my rights if a dog attacks me?

If you are a victim of a dog bite, you can sue the liable party, i.e. the owner of the dog, for special damages as well as general damages. General damage includes disability, disfigurement, loss of amenities in life, pain, and suffering. Special damages include loss of income (both past and future), future medical expenses and damage to property.

What should I do if a dog bites me in Ontario?

If a dog bites you, you must seek medical help and get in touch with the authorities to report the incident. You must also inform your local health unit and animal control.

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