People have lived in close relationship with dogs throughout the millennia. Although dogs are regarded as man’s best friend, the incidents of dog bites and attacks continue to increase. These bites can result in minor to severe injuries, often leaving emotional and physical damage.
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a dog bite or attack, you may be entitled to financial compensation. A personal injury lawyer can assist you in getting the compensation you deserve after a dog bite or attack. At BPCAB Personal Injury Lawyer, we have represented the rights of victims in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Sherwood Park, and surrounding communities for over fifty years.
According to the Canadian Safety Council, approximately 42 Canadians are bitten by dogs every hour, with the majority of those victims being children. The area most affected is the face. Dog bites and attacks can result in permanent scarring and nerve damage and can also present a significant risk of infection. Medium or large breeds can knock a person down and injuries sustained from this can appear like injuries sustained from falls. Emotional harm can result long term after such an injury.
Dog owners have legal responsibility to keep their dogs under control and can be held liable for injuries due to their dog’s behavior. The Dangerous Dogs Act gives the court authority to destroy a dog that has been deemed dangerous. It is very important to report dangerous animals. After a dog bite, you should immediately report the incident to your community animal and bylaw services. It is important to have the following information:
Most dog bite injuries are covered by homeowner’s insurance of the dog’s owner, even if the incident did not take place at the home. But having the advice of a personal injury lawyer can be important in order to get sufficient compensation after a dog bite or attack. If you have been injured as the result of a dog bite or attack you may be entitled to compensation. Call the legal experts at BPCAB Personal Injury Lawyer. We have represented the rights of dog bite victims in Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Sherwood Park, and surrounding communities with over fifty years of combined experience. Call us for a no cost consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis. This means if we don’t win a financial award for you, you don’t pay. Find out how having a personal injury lawyer on your side after a dog bite injury can be your best decision. Call us today.