What are my options if I was attacked by a dog?
Were you bitten by a dog and sustained injuries? In Ontario, if a dog bites or attacks you, the dog’s owner is responsible for any harm or injury resulting from the attack.
The Dog Owners’ Liability Act imposes strict liability on the owners of a dog that bites or attacks a person. That means an owner may be responsible without being negligent or if the attack was unintended.
An owner can be anyone who possesses or cares for the dog. There can be more than one owner who can be held responsible.
Our lawyers have done many cases in this area. If you were attacked by a dog and require help, please give us a call for a free consultation.