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Serious Injuries Caused by Family Pets

In many Canadian provinces, dog owners are responsible for the behavior of their pets, including any injuries they inflict. Courts use various solutions to compensate victims for dog bite injuries, including ordering the dog owner to pay damages and ruling that the dog be confined to a leash, chain, muzzle, or enclosed area. If the facts of the case are especially egregious, the court can even hold that the dog should be put down.

Canadian legislation, such as the Dog Owners Liability Act, makes owners strictly responsible for any injuries caused by their animals. Dog owners also have a responsibility to take any and all reasonable precautions to prevent their dog from becoming a safety hazard or inflicting bodily injury on another person. Dogs with a reputation for violence, such as pit bulls, are banned in many provinces.

Dog Bite Cases on the Rise

Almost five million people are bitten by dogs in Canada every year. On average, someone is attacked by a dog every 60 seconds. Although some bites are superficial, a dog can inflict devastating injuries. Severe animal attacks leave lasting physical and emotional scars that can prevent victims from working, spending quality time with friends and loved ones, and simply enjoying daily life. If you have been injured by a dog bite, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate the options in your case.

Dog bites are commonly covered by homeowners’ insurance policies. Some insurance carriers also extend coverage in cases where a dog attacks away from its owner’s home. If you have been bitten, the dog owner’s insurance policy may compensate you for your injury, treatment time, and lost wages.

cassidyHEA injury law, Barristers  ̶  Experienced Calgary Dog Bite Lawyers

For over 15 years, the law firm of cassidyHEA injury law has been providing clients throughout the greater Calgary area with legal representation in all types of personal injury cases. Led by experienced personal injury lawyer, Tara Cassidy, the firm is committed to the highest levels of integrity, professionalism, and legal excellence—and they have the track record of success to prove it. The lawyers at cassidyHEA injury law have the expertise to handle all types of personal injury matters, including dog bite cases. Tara Cassidy and her team are ready to see your case through to a positive outcome. They look forward to answering your questions, helping you make informed decisions, and providing sound legal advice every step of the way. Call Tara today at (866) 847-5762 or send her an e-mail at for a free initial consultation.