Dogs are man’s best friend, right up until the part where they bite you. It can start out innocently enough, walking up to pet a seemingly friendly dog who’s all wagging tails and happy pants. And then in a split second there’s a growl, and with no time for you to jump back suddenly you’ve been bitten. Dog bites can be pretty powerful, and depending on where they got you and the strength of the bite you could be in some serious pain.
Animal attacks can even happen in our city of Brampton. You don’t have to be a personal injury law firm to know that these kinds of bites can have serious long term consequences, and any kind of animal bite warrants a trip to the doctor. A doctor can not only examine the bite for any kind of injury or potential disease, but they can also document what they observe for your personal injury suit.
But these bites aren’t just limited to dogs. Other domestic animals like cats, rats, birds and turtles can cause serious injury with a well-placed bite or peck as well. And regardless of the kind of animal that’s injured you, ultimately it’s the responsibility of their owner to make sure that they can behave without hurting the people around them. When they fail to meet this obligation they open themselves up to personal injury law suits. Our firm offers a specialization in animal attack cases and is both ready and willing to take on your claim.
Wild animals can also attack, inflicting injuries that can be far worse than a simple animal bite. Most of these cases happen at locations such as zoos where a company or branch of the government has been charged with keeping these animals at a safe enough distance from their observers so that their health isn’t at risk. If, for example, a monkey in a cage is able to grab a rock and throw it at a child’s head on the other side of their fence, the zoo becomes liable for any injuries the child suffered as a result of that rock being thrown. In the case of wild animal bites and scratches it’s important to let your doctor know immediately as much as you can about the animal who attacked you. This allows them to quickly determine if you need any additional shots or treatments to minimize the risk of disease.