Do you need an experienced dog bite lawyer? Swaye Crannie Boyd has successfully been representing the rights of debilitating dog bite victims throughout southern Ontario, ranking us among Ontario and Canada's most experienced and enduring personal injury law firms.
Sometimes man's best friend can turn out to be your worst enemy and when it comes to a dog bite, it is imperative you understand your legal rights and options. In consulting with a personal injury lawyer such as the experienced professionals of Swaye, Crannie, Boyd, as a first step, we will assist you in determining whether your dog bite claim has merit in the court system.
In many instances, a dog bite claim or case can be handled without consulting a personal injury lawyer experienced in dog attacks as it can most often be managed through small claims court in Ontario if the damages sought are less than $25,000.
In the case of any dog bite, the owner or owners of the animal would be held to a standard of strict liability whether the victim is a human, another dog or a domestic animal. A dog bite, any dog bite, can be a jarring, scarring and debilitating injury for anyone young or old. At personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd, we're here to help and you'll always find us as close as a phone call away during this trying time.
Should you need a personal injury lawyer as a result of a traumatic and serious dog bite, we're available to assist you in discovering your options and your entitlement to seek legal recourse. Swaye Crannie Boyd has been serving Southern Ontario and the surrounding area for over 50 years ranking us among Ontario and Canada's most established, experienced and enduring personal injury law firms.
When A Dog Bites or Attacks
While it is not necessary to demonstrate any negligence of the dog owner in pursuing compensation, you should be aware that any award may be reduced if your fault or negligence is found to be a contributing factor in the circumstance of the bite. Compensation could also be limited or perhaps not permitted if you were on the owner's property with criminal intent. Digital documentation may also prove invaluable for your and your personal injury lawyer should one be required.
If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite, try to keep a detailed, written incident report of your own including the date, time and specific location of the incident as closely detailed as you can make it; who was involved, their address, pet license number, and particulars; as well as any witness information and any statements made by the other parties at the scene.
In instances of a dog bite requiring a legal action you may be entitled to medical bills -- both present and future -- for people and animals involved; lost wages if you've missed work because of the circumstance; diminished earning capacity if permanent damage has been suffered; disfigurement compensation for plastic surgery or scarring; pain and suffering; and/or loss of a loved one. Your personal injury lawyer can help navigate through the process.
Confidential Dog Bite Lawyer Consultation
Should you require the professional services of a personal injury lawyer relating to a dog bite or dog attack anywhere in Southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Toronto, Brantford, Burlington, Oshawa, Whitby, Oakville and St. Catharines, contact personal injury law firm Swaye Crannie Boyd. We are here and happy to help and we ensure you don’t pay until you win. Please don’t hesitate to contact Swaye Crannie Boyd at 905-524-2861 for a confidential consultation.
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