Every year, there are approximately 500,000 dog bite attacks across Canada, estimates the Animal Legal & Historical Center. Many of these attacks result in serious injuries, scarring, and psychological damage.
British Columbia laws provide that when dangerous dogs injure people, their owners may be held financially liable for victims’ damages. If you or your child recently fell victim to a dog attack, you are invited to call Preszler Law for a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer in Kelowna to go over your legal options: 1-844-373-8202.
In many cases, victims can hold dog owners liable for damages when they are attacked and injured. The law specifies that there are two grounds upon which you can file a claim or sue the dog owner:
Generally, homeowner’s insurance and renter’s insurance covers dog owners when their pets injure people. So, the first remedy you can pursue is to file a claim with the owner’s insurance company. If the insurer accepts the claim, the company will pay for your compensable damages, up to the policyholder’s coverage limits. In these cases, the owner will not have to pay you directly.
Preszler Law can help. We have been representing dog bite victims for 55 years; we know how to expedite claims and maximize our clients’ recovery. Contact us today to inquire about our services.
Dog bite injuries can be extensive — not just physically, but emotionally. Fortunately, you can obtain compensation for various types of monetary and non-monetary losses including:
Collecting enough evidence to prove a dog bite injury case can be challenging, especially when you are recuperating from the attack. It is prudent to have a lawyer facilitate the case for you. A dog bite lawyer will be able to explain exactly what your rights are, determine upon which grounds to pursue the case, and help you file the necessary paperwork. Our Kelowna dog bite lawyers can also ensure that you have accounted for all of your losses so you can receive the maximum amount of compensation possible.
And because our firm offers free, no-obligation consultations, you can get information with no upfront charge and zero risk. It makes good sense to retain a lawyer to ensure you handle your case correctly and that you follow all the legal requirements to protect your rights to recovery.
For questions about a dog bite case and for help getting the compensation you deserve after an attack, call Preszler Law today to request a free consultation: 1-844-373-8202.