After being bitten, mauled, or otherwise attacked by someone else’s dog, it can be difficult to know which steps to take next or, indeed, where to turn for accountability. Who is responsible for the behaviour of a household pet, and who is liable for damages arising from the injuries they cause? 

When dogs bite humans, they can cause serious physical and psychological harm. 

Dog bites can cause a victim to become permanently disfigured. They can also transmit life-threatening infections to the victims of dog attacks, causing them to acquire or develop:

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

In addition, the victims of dog attacks can also acquire a host of physical and psychological injuries. Common examples of injuries sustained by the victims of a biting dog include:

  • Scarring
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Muscular damage
  • Sprains and strains
  • Lifelong phobias
  • Sleep disorders
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD)
  • Low self-image resulting from physical disfigurement
  • And more

As a result of the injuries they have sustained, the survivors of dog attacks may be required to pay exorbitant out-of-pocket costs. The financial losses they acquire could be related to a number of long-lasting consequences of their attack, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Psychological counselling
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Prescriptions
  • Reconstructive surgeries
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced future earning capacities
  • And more

If you were injured by someone else’s dog, our dog bite lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila may be able to provide you with beneficial legal advice and assistance. By working with our Tracadie-Sheila dog bite lawyers, you may be able to pursue a civil claim against the owner of the violent dog that attacked you. 

That is because dog owners are responsible for reasonably controlling the behaviour of their pet to ensure they do not cause harm to other people. Even if the dog has no history of aggressive behaviour and has never displayed any warning signs of violence in the past, dog owners are responsible for taking adequate measures to prevent injurious attacks from occurring. Pet owners who have not taken reasonable measures to keep friends, neighbours, delivery personnel, or other visitors to their property safe from harm may be considered negligent. If a negligent dog owner has failed to leash, muzzle, or crate their dog, or take other reasonable preventative actions to keep others safe from harm, they may be liable for damages incurred by injured victims of their dog’s attack.

To learn how our dog bite lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila may be able to help with your case, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today and schedule a free initial consultation.

Free Consultation for Tracadie-Sheila Residents – We Don’t Get Paid Unless We Win

If you have been injured by someone else’s dog and are unsure whether you might be entitled to financial compensation, schedule your free initial consultation with our dog bite lawyers serving Tracadie-Sheila.

During a cost-free, no-obligation first meeting with our Tracadie-Sheila dog bite lawyers, you will have the opportunity to review the circumstances of your attack and learn about legal options for financial recovery that may be available to you. To receive the benefit of our legal advice during a free initial consultation, contact Preszler Injury Lawyers today.

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