Dog Bites & Attacks – Making a Claim

In Ontario, under the Dog Owner’s Liability Act, the owner of the dog is liable for injuries caused by their animal. If you have been injured by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for pain and suffering (including emotional distress and scarring), future loss of income, medical and rehabilitation expenses, future loss of income, and other damages.


If you have been bitten or attacked, you should immediately seek medical attention; take photographs of the injured areas; keep all receipts and other documents you have related to the attack and ensure you take photographs of your injuries; and try to obtain information about the dog’s owner, including name, address, and telephone number.


Contact our Ontario Injury Lawyers in Kingston immediately to preserve your rights to bring a claim in this type of situation.