Being bitten or attacked by a dog can result in grievous injuries; including scarring, orthopaedic injuries, infection and emotional trauma. When a young person is attacked the consequences are often even more devastating.
If you are bitten by a dog in Ottawa or anywhere in Eastern Ontario, in order to obtain compensation, you need to make sure to get the name of the dog owner. This may be a simple task, especially if you are bitten at somebody’s home or on their premises. It becomes more complicated if you are bitten in a public place and by a dog you have never seen before.
Before contacting an injury lawyer it is helpful not only to obtain the name and address of the dog owner, but also the names and contact information of any witnesses. You should also take photographs of the wounds that you suffered and seek medical attention if needed.
We understand the obligations of dog owners and the rights of victims to be compensated for the attack. Contact us to discuss your case: