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Dog Bites & Personal Injury in Ontario | Who is Liable?

As the saying goes, a dog is a man’s best friend. Nevertheless, dog bites and attacks can and do happen. And the resulting injuries can be serious. They can involve damage to the muscles, soft tissues and nerves, which can result in long-term or even permanent pain, impairment, scarring or disfigurement.

Liability for a dog bite or attack is borne by the dog owner or anyone charged with looking after the dog. If this is a minor, the liable person is whoever has custody of the minor. An owner is liable for injury caused by a dog, regardless of whether the dog was known to bite or be vicious, and regardless of whether the owner was negligent. In other words, liability arises simply due to the injury itself. The owner may only argue that the victim or someone else contributed to the injuries. For example, they may claim that the parent of an injured child failed to properly supervise the child.


If you have been injured due to a bite or attack by a dog, the trusted lawyers at Miskin Law can help you pursue a claim. We have been doing so for 35 years. We will work closely with your medical treatment providers and other experts to determine the full extent of your physical and/or psychological injuries, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Miskin Law lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t pay unless money is recovered on your behalf in a settlement or judgment. Miskin Law will also take care of any up-front expenses, which are typically recovered upon settlement.


Put your mind at ease and let the trusted lawyers at Miskin Law handle your injury claim to completion.

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