Each year, hundreds of Canada Post workers across the country are seriously injured by dog bites. Furthermore, dogs that are improperly or insufficiently restrained could attack neighbours, guests, children, passersby, and other unsuspecting community members, causing them to sustain a number of physical and psychological injuries. These injuries often include:

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

Additionally, when bitten by another person’s dog, injured attack victims could become infected with life-threatening diseases. These serious infections often include:

  • Rabies
  • Tetanus
  • Endocarditis
  • Sepsis
  • Meningitis
  • And possibly more

Being bitten, mauled, or otherwise attacked by someone else’s dog can leave long-lasting scars, both physically and psychologically. Injured attack survivors may require reconstructive surgeries, hospitalization, psychological counselling, psychiatric treatment, and other expensive costs related to their recovery. Often, the injured victims of another person’s dog may be forced to pay exorbitant fees out of pocket, all because the dog’s owner failed to keep their pet properly restrained. 

Our dog bite lawyers serving Kentville believe that no one should suffer the indignity of sustaining physical injuries, psychological trauma, and financial losses because of a dog owner’s failure to consider the safety of people visiting their property. If you were bitten by someone else’s dog and sustained compensable injuries as a result, our Kentville dog bite lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for damages you have incurred.

That is because, in accordance with provincial legislation, the owners/occupiers of both commercial and residential properties have a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to protect the physical well-being of people interacting with their premises. A dog owner’s failure to prevent an injurious dog attack from occurring on their property could be considered negligence. If so, the negligent pet owner could be liable for damages incurred by injured victims of the dog attack. 

Even if a dog has never shown warning signs of violent behaviour in the past, its owners may be considered negligent if they failed to prevent an injurious attack. That is why, if you were injured in a dog attack, consider scheduling a free initial consultation with our dog bite lawyers serving Kentville. 

During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Kentville dog bite lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review the details of your attack and learn whether you may be entitled to financial compensation. To learn more, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers and receive your free initial consultation today.

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Dog bites can have profound, far-reaching implications for injured attack victims. In the aftermath of a serious dog attack, it can be difficult to know where to turn for accountability, and whether you might be eligible to recover financial compensation for the injuries you have sustained.

That is why, even if you are unsure of whether you might be eligible to pursue a civil claim for damages you have incurred, booking a free initial consultation with Preszler Injury Lawyers could be beneficial to you. To discuss the manner in which your attack took place, ask important questions, and receive the benefit of personalized legal advice, contact our dog bite lawyers serving Kentville today and receive your free initial consultation.

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