In truly horrific circumstances, dog attacks in Cape Breton  can have fatal repercussions. Toddlers and small children are particularly vulnerable to severe, life-threatening injuries inflicted by vicious dogs. If someone fails to adequately control their dog’s behaviour, the consequences can be severe. Dog attacks can impact both the victims of violence and their families, and could have lifelong consequences for those involved. 

Even if a dog has no history of violent behaviour, it could lash out aggressively against strangers, neighbours, delivery personnel, mail carriers, and other visitors to their owners’ property. When dogs bite, maul, or otherwise attack humans, the physical and emotional scars can be long-lasting, and even permanent. Victims of dog attacks in Cape Breton can suffer severe physical damage, enduring emotional trauma, and mental anguish. 

When dogs bite, unsuspecting people can sustain serious injuries. These injuries can include:

  • Scarring
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Muscular damage
  • Rabies 
  • Tetanus 
  • Sepsis 
  • Endocarditis
  • Meningitis 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • And more

Physical injuries sustained in a dog attack can lead to disfigurement, infection, and debilitating medical conditions. People who were bitten by violent dogs often develop lasting psychological damage, including PTSD and permanent phobias. Overcoming the trauma of a dog attack may require ongoing psychological treatment. 

In accordance with provincial legislation, property owners who fail to protect their guests against injuries on their premises, including injuries sustained in a dog attack, may be considered negligent. If so, they may be liable for damages resulting from their failure to reasonably uphold the duty of care they owed their visitor. As such, if a dog bites a visitor to its owner’s property and causes them to sustain serious injuries, the dog’s owner may be required to provide financial compensation to the victim of the attack to cover damages they have incurred as a result.

If you have been injured by someone else’s dog while visiting their property, dog bite lawyers serving Cape Breton may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your injuries. Even if the dog had never exhibited violent or aggressive behaviour in the past, its owner could be held responsible for damages it caused another person to sustain on their property. By working with our Cape Breton dog bite lawyers, injured victims may be able to pursue legal action against the negligent owner of the aggressive biting dog. Through civil action, our dog bite lawyers serving Cape Breton may be able to help injured dog bite victims recover damages arising from their injuries. These damages may include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Psychological treatment
  • Ongoing medical care/in-home care
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Adjusted living expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • And possibly more

To discuss the details of your attack and learn if you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the dog’s owners, contact our Cape Breton dog bite lawyers for a free initial consultation.

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Our dog bite lawyers serving Cape Breton offer a free, initial consultation to injured members of the local community. If you have been injured by another person’s dog and are unsure whether you are entitled to financial compensation, schedule your cost-free, no obligation first meeting with Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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