If you or someone you love has been involved in a dog bite injury, you have every right to seek damages. Katzman, Wylupek LLP have dog bite injury lawyers in Windsor with many years of experience waiting to help you get the justice you deserve.
According to the Dog Owner Liability Act: "The owner of a dog is liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack by the dog on another person or domestic animal." R.S.O. 1990, c. D.16, s. 2. In order to ensure that you receive proper compensation, you need an experienced dog bite lawyer on your side.
Let Us Deal With the Insurance Company
Insurance companies and their adjuster are always looking for angles to settle your dog bite injury case for as little as possible. While you try to recover from your injuries, the adjuster will be busy under estimating the extent of your injuries and trying to discredit any mental distress. As dog bite injury lawyers in Ontario, our job is to ensure that you and your family are properly compensated for your losses and mental anguish.
Please do not sign any documents relating to the dog bite injury or your physical injuries without the advice of a dog bite lawyer. Only a dog bite injury lawyer can ensure that your case is being fairly assessed.
The Scope of Mental Trauma
A dog bite injury can occur in an instant. The attack itself may last only moments but the injuries sustained can last a lifetime. A dog bite can leave the victim with lifelong physical and emotional scars. If anyone you know is suffering from the following symptoms after being attacked, there is a good chance the dog bite injury could trigger one or more of these stress disorders.
Signs of mental trauma include:
- Flashbacks of the event
- Sleep disturbances
- Avoiding reminders of the event
In young children additional signs may be seen:
- Fear of separation from parents
- Extreme fear around dogs or when reminded of the attack
- Outbursts of unexplained anger or sadness
A thorough examination and ongoing therapy may be necessary months and even years after a dog bite injury. In an attempt to save the insurance company, an insurance adjuster will try his best to diminish your anguish.
Let one of our dog bite injury lawyers ensure that you or your child is compensated for any mental trauma that has been experienced. Do not allow the insurance company to undervalue your suffering. Call one of our dog bite lawyers at Katzman, Wylupek LLP today for a complimentary evaluation of your case.
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