When dogs attack, their victims often sustain permanent scars, both physically and psychologically. Biting dogs can seriously injure children, neighbours, passersby, postal workers, delivery agents, and other members of the Madawaska County community. 

Even mild-mannered dogs with no history of violent behaviour may suddenly attack an unsuspecting person if its owners fail to take precautions to ensure the safety of others around their pet. When a dog owner’s negligence puts visitors to their property in harm’s way, these visitors can be bitten, mauled, or otherwise attacked in a violent, traumatic incident. Dog attacks can cause victims to sustain serious injuries. These injuries often include: 

  • Scarring
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Muscular damage
  • Rabies 
  • Tetanus 
  • Sepsis 
  • Endocarditis
  • Meningitis 
  • Sprains and strains
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • And more

The physical injuries commonly sustained by dog bite victims in Madawaska County often include infections and disfigurement. Additionally, the survivors of dog attacks commonly develop serious, often debilitating, psychological injuries. In many cases, the emotional and mental fallout of an attack by a vicious dog can be just as difficult to cope with as the resulting physical injuries, if not moreso. Dog bite victims may develop permanent phobias, sleep disorders, panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological injuries that deeply affect their overall quality of life. 

Worst of all, when violent, biting dogs attack, victims can lose their lives. Toddlers and small children are especially at risk of being killed by vicious, uncontrolled dogs. If a dog’s owner does not take adequate measures to protect visitors to their property, including small children, from their dog’s aggressive behaviour, families can suffer unspeakable losses in senseless, brutal attacks. 

Injured survivors of dog attacks often incur financial losses as a result of their encounter with another person’s aggressive pet. If the owner failed to take reasonable actions to ensure others would not be injured by their dog– even if it has never previously displayed aggressive behaviour– the dog owner may be considered negligent. In these cases, they may be liable for damages resulting from their dog’s violent attack. 

Each regional municipality throughout the province has its own bylaws in regards to dog attacks. As such, it can be difficult to determine liability in dog bite claims. To learn whether you may be eligible to pursue a civil claim against the negligent dog owner whose wrongful conduct caused you to sustain injuries, book a free initial consultation with our dog bite lawyers serving Madawaska County.

If you were bitten, mauled, or attacked by another person’s dog and sustained injuries as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Our Madawaska County dog bite lawyers are committed to helping injured members of the local community in their pursuits of accountability and justice. To learn how our dog bite lawyers serving Madawaska County may be able to help, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today. 

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

During a cost-free, no obligation first meeting with our dog bite lawyers serving Madawaska County, injured attack victims will have the opportunity to go over the details of their case with members of our legal team, and receive legal advice about options for financial recovery that may be available, all at no charge.

To set up a time for your free initial consultation with our Madawaska County dog bite lawyers, call Preszler Injury Lawyers.

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