Dog attacks are on the rise across the country, and indeed, throughout the world. The consequences of these attacks can be life-changing, profound, and even deadly.
Depending on the age and physical condition of the victims, dog attacks can be fatal. Infants, toddlers, small children, and senior citizens are particularly susceptible to fatal injuries as the result of an encounter with an aggressive dog. However, regardless of age, anyone can lose their lives or sustain severe injuries after being attacked by someone else’s dog.
In addition to causing victims to suffer lacerations, broken bones, scars, and other physical disfigurements, dog bites have the potential to spread infectious diseases to humans. These potentially life-threatening infections can include:
On top of suffering adverse physical consequences, many survivors of dog attacks often develop profound mental health concerns as a result of their traumatizing encounter with a violent animal. These mental health issues can have long-lasting practical and financial repercussions, especially if they prevent the attack victim from continuing to perform the duties of their jobs. Some of the mental health issues frequently developed by the victims of dog attacks include:
If you were bitten by someone else’s dog, you may be able to recover compensation. In accordance with the province’s Occupiers’ Liability Act, the people who own or control access to commercial and residential properties have a responsibility to their guests. As such, property owners must take reasonable measures to keep their guests safe from harm on their premises. If the property owner in question also has a pet dog, they must take precautions to ensure it does not bite, maul, or otherwise attack another human
If a dog owner fails to prevent their dog from attacking another person on their property, their insurance provider might be responsible for compensating the injured victims. However, insurers do not always make it easy for the injured victims of dog attacks to recover the compensation they deserve.
That is why it is so important to consult with our Cochrane dog bite lawyers. If you are entitled to take legal action, our dog bite lawyers serving Cochrane may be able to stand up for your rights and help you recover the compensation you deserve. To learn more about working with our Cochrane dog bite lawyers, contact us today.
After being injured by a dog, it is important to contact Alberta Animal Services bylaw enforcement. It is also important to receive legal feedback on your case.
Our dog bite lawyers serving Cochrane offer a free initial consultation to all prospective clients. On top of that, Preszler Injury Lawyers work on a contingency-fee basis. That means our clients do not pay unless we win their case.
To learn more about working with our Cochrane dog bite lawyers and the ways in which we may be able to assist you, contact us today to book your free initial consultation.
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