Toronto Injury Lawyer: Dog Bites, Animal Attacks
Compensation for Victims of Animal Attacks
Dog bites are by far the most common type of animal attack. People can also be injured by cats, other domestic animals and exotic animals, like lions and tigers that are kept as pets or displayed at zoos or animal parks.
If you suffered a serious permanent injury due to a dog bite or animal attack, it is important to consult a personal injury lawyer who understands how to achieve positive results in animal attack injury claims. I am Donald L. Granatstein, O.C .. LL.M., a personal injury lawyer who has achieved successful results for clients in dog bite and animal attack cases.
A Career-Ending Injury
Another dog attack case involved a woman who was a writer. A dog grabbed her arm and pulled so hard it damaged her rotator cuff. She now suffers constant shoulder pain and can no longer use her computer for more than 10 or 15 minutes at a time. Because of the shoulder injury, she cannot carry baggage.
This means she can’t travel to finish her book. Even though there were no physical scars, she has significant damages. The dog owner’s negligence resulted in the loss of her ability to work and earn a living.
Dog owners are held strictly liable for the damages their animals cause others. It does not matter whether the animal had a previous record of behaving badly or if the pet’s owner knew that the animal was dangerous. It does not matter if the event involved a pit bull attack or an overly friendly puppy. If the dog harms another person, the owner is liable. However, the judge may decide to reduce the damages awarded if the injured person caused or contributed to the damages.
To learn if I can help you receive financial compensation after an animal attack, please contact my office by e-mail or call 416 653 2442 (toll free at 866 825 2442). From my office in Toronto, Ontario, I represent clients throughout the Ontario.