ANIMAL / DOG BITES

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We understand how traumatic accidents can be to the people involved as well as to their loved ones. You are entitled to compensation, not just for your injury, but also for current and future wage loss, suffering, ongoing care and rehabilitation.

Every case at Sal Guzzo LL.B. Professional Corporation is handled in a professional and timely manner. Our goal is to serve the best interests of the client by obtaining just and reasonable compensation either by proceeding to trial or by reaching a favourable settlement.

Overview of Service

An owner is completely liable for the acts of their pets or owned animals (dogs, cats or any other animal) which means that they are almost always fully responsible. Unfortunately, some pet owners encourage their pet to behave aggressively. Often times children fall victim to these attacks as they cannot fully appreciate the potential dangers in approaching some pets or are simply too small to defend themselves against such attacks.

At Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation, if you or someone you love was injured by an animal, it is our first priority. We understand all the challenges you face afterward. Our goal is to assist you and guide you through the whole process, providing you with the support of an expert law firm that cares for its clients.

Step By Step Instructions

1

Call 911 immediately.

2

Visit your family doctor and/or specialist.

3

Get the name and contact information of the owner. If you can, try to get the dog’s plate information from the owner as well.

4

Get as much information as possible from everyone at the scene including any witnesses.

5

Write down any relevant information like time it occurred, type and colouring of pet/dog, names of other people involved or any witnesses and the exact location.

6

Report your injury to the police and only speak to them, fireman or any other authorities that come to the scene. Avoid talking with people you don’t know and do not take any advice from them.

7

Request a copy or report of the incident.

8

Use your phone or a mobile device with a camera to take pictures of the scene and pictures of your injuries from the attack or bite if you were bitten.

9

Use your phone or a mobile device with a camera to take pictures of the scene and pictures of your injuries from the attack or bite if you were bitten.

10

Do not accept any settlement or admit fault with the dog owner’s insurance company.

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Call Sal Guzzo, LL.B. Professional Corporation immediately at 905-232-9222, set your free consultation appointment; clarify all your concerns and doubts. You have up to three years to start a claim but if you wait until the end you might not collect all the evidence you need to build your case and get the compensation you deserve.

Personal Assessment

Where can an animal/dog bite incident occur?
  • Elevators
  • Grocery stores
  • Malls
  • On the street
  • Parks
  • Pet friendly offices
  • Subway
What are the most commonly attacked areas of the body by animals/dogs?
  • Arms
  • Face
  • Legs

Recommendations

1

Avoid touching or approaching an animal or dog you don’t know.

2

Report any dog you see off leash in a public area to the authorities. By law all dog’s must be walked with a leash on.

3

Be cautious all of the time as majority of times bites/attacks can be avoided.

4

Be cautious all of the time as majority of times bites/attacks can be avoided.

5

Don’t get too close to a dog if it is confined by a chain, behind a fence or in a car.

6

Don’t disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating or caring for puppies.

7

Don’t pet a dog, even your own, without letting it see and sniff you first.

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to get the best outcome for our clients.

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