Dog Bite Lawyers in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie
Dogs have been our companions for thousands of years. We love and care for these animals as family members. But occasionally, they can be injurious and dangerous. Some provinces in Canada have banned certain dog breeds, whereas here in Alberta, except for a few municipalities, we try to focus on the behavior of the dog and not the breed. This behavior includes chasing, attacking, biting, or injuring a person or another animal. That being said, any dog is capable of biting, so owners must have their dogs under control at all times, regardless of breed. The owner of a dangerous dog can be held liable for the dangerous and uncontrolled behavior or their pet.
After a Dog Bite, Get Legal Advice
If you have been injured in a dog bite or attack, you should get legal advice. At BILAB Personal Injury Lawyer, we have represented victims of dog bite injuries in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie for over four decades.
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The Serious Nature of Dog Bites
Dog bites can be serious. Not only can they cause deep and lasting physical wounds, but emotional wounds as well. Because of their size, children most often are victims of dog bites and attacks. When a dog attacks, the consequences can be life changing. We have seen permanent scarring and disfigurement after a bite or attack by a dangerous dog. Children, in particular, can be impacted by physical scarring throughout their lives. These injuries lead to extensive medical costs and other financial losses, not to mention pain and suffering.
THE DANGEROUS DOG ACT
In the case of dog bites, our laws are clear. The owner of a dangerous dog is responsible for their dog’s behavior and liable for paying damages to the victim of an attack or bite perpetrated by their pet. Under the Dangerous Dog Act, the owner of a dog that is deemed to be dangerous will need to keep that animal under proper control, otherwise the dog can be ordered to be destroyed, The owner of a dangerous dog must pay an annual licensing fee, have at least one million dollars in liability insurance, muzzle the dog while in public, keep it properly enclosed on private property, and not allow the animal to be cared for or controlled by a minor.
Call for a No Cost Consultation
If you have been injured by a dog bite or attack, the laws provide that you can seek compensation for your injuries. Regardless of whether this dog has been proven to be dangerous in the past, you are entitled to financial compensation for your losses. If you or a loved one have been injured in a dog bite accident, the legal team at BILAB Personal Injury Lawyer can help. We have committed our legal careers to the rights of victims in Calgary, Lethbridge, and Grande Prairie and are committed to your rights as well. You deserve compensation if you have been injured as the result of a dog bite or attack. Call us today for a no obligation consultation.