Dog Bites

Waterloo Dog Bite Lawyers

Dog bites are responsible for a broad range of injuries in Ontario Province every year. Victims of dog bites and other animal attacks often suffer serious injuries that can leave the person permanently disfigured or scarred.  In some cases, the injuries are so severe that the person passes away and leaves their family in dire financial straits.  Fortunately, you or your surviving family members won’t have to face this situation without help if you contact BLW Injury Law Firm to handle your personal injury claim.

If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog and have sustained serious injuries, a personal injury lawyer in Waterloo from our firm can help you get reimbursed for damages.  Many dog bites can be attributed to a lack of proper training or owner negligence.  We have the legal resources needed to handle your case and see that justice is served on your behalf.  You may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and any psychological trauma attributed to your injuries.

ONTARIO’S DOG OWNER’S LIABILITY ACT

When it comes to dog bites in Ontario Province, there is a strict liability rule in place that establishes a relatively straightforward legal process for victims of dog bites.  Yet even though the victim doesn’t have to prove that the owner was negligent, the court will still examine the possibility that the victim may have been fully or partially responsible.  Even though proving liability is still an important issue, it’s advisable that the victim or their family contact BLW Injury Law Firm for legal assistance.

Potential Injuries resulting from a Dog Bite

Depending on their severity, dog bites can lead to costly, long-term medical expenses and serious infections. In some cases, mauling can lead to facial disfigurement and that will require plenty of surgeries. Some of these complications might include:

  • Blood infection (sepsis)
  • Disfigurement or permanent scarring
  • Emotional trauma or ptsd
  • Fractures from falling
  • Infection of brain tissue (meningitis)
  • Infection of cardiac tissue (endocarditis)
  • Muscular damage
  • Rabies
  • Tetanus

Although all dog bites warrant medical attention, in some cases, they can be fatal.  Even the least severe looking wound can become dangerously infected.  For the purpose of consulting with an injury lawyer in Waterloo about your dog bite claim, it’s important that you’ve maintained thorough records of the medical care you received for your injuries.  It’s also important that you track the progress of your recovery.

Your BLW Injury Law team will investigate the details surrounding the attack and build a personal injury claim that addresses the nature and extent of your injuries.  They will also work towards maximizing your compensation and ensure that your rights are protected throughout the legal process.  For additional information regarding your personal injury claim or to schedule a FREE consultation, we encourage you to call BLW Injury Law Firm today. We’ll be glad to be of assistance.