Being attacked by a dog can leave lifelong scars, both physically and psychologically. Victims of dog attacks can suffer severe physical damage, enduring emotional trauma, and mental anguish. 

Dog attacks can be fatal. A chance encounter with an aggressive animal in Halifax can lead families to lose loved ones in a senseless, violent incident. Dog attacks can also lead to physical injuries, infections, and psychological trauma. Serious injuries that can be sustained in dog attacks include:

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

Unlike the residents of other provinces, the rights of Haligonians who have sustained injuries in a dog attack are not protected under a provincial Dog Owners’ Liability Act. However, certain provisions exist in the provincial Occupier’s Liability Act to hold dog owners accountable for injuries resulting from dog bites on their properties.

Regardless of the dog’s usual temperament, if a pet causes another person to sustain injuries, its owners may be liable for damages. Even the owners of dogs with no history of violent behaviour in the past may be required to provide financial compensation to the injured party for resulting physical and psychological damages.

Depending on the severity of injuries sustained in a dog attack, victims may face substantial challenges — physically, psychologically, and financially. If you have been injured by another person’s dog, our Halifax dog bite lawyers may be able to help you recover financial compensation for damages you have incurred or will incur in the future as a result of your attack. 

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. 

Furthermore, the substantial cost of medical treatments for physical and mental conditions sustained by the victims of dog attacks can cause financial distress. If the victim has sustained a debilitating condition, they may no longer be able to work as a result of their injuries, leading to even greater financial uncertainty. 

With the assistance of our dog bite lawyers in Halifax, injured victims may be able to file a lawsuit against the dog’s owners to recover costs for the following damages:

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

Free Consultation for Halifax Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

Our dog bite lawyers serving Halifax offer free, initial consultations to all prospective clients. If you have been injured by another person’s dog, call Preszler Injury Lawyers to discuss the details of your attack and learn if you are eligible to pursue a civil claim against the dog’s owners. 

There is no fee for initial consultations with our Halifax dog bite lawyers. Additionally, our dog bite lawyers with experience in Halifax work on a contingency-fee basis. That means, if you are eligible to file a lawsuit, you will not be required to go to additional expense in order to retain the services of Preszler Injury Lawyers. 

To learn more about how our dog bite lawyers serving Halifax may be able to help with your case, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.


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