Owning a dog is a serious responsibility and is immensely rewarding. As a dog owner, the last thing you would wish to happen is for your furry friend to turn violent and harm another person. Yet, such occurrences do happen unfortunately. The primary concern is obviously the welfare of the victim. But it is also important that every dog owner understands whether ownership carries the legal weight of responsibility for the dog’s actions,should an attack occur as the injured victim can sue you as the dog’s owner. (more…)
Often, the person that has suffered such an injury finds it difficult to press charges against the dog’s owner. Typically, the attacking canine was not an unfamiliar beast. Usually, it was the pet of a family member, a friend or a neighbor.
Still, anyone that owns a dog has acquired the responsibility of controlling that same animal. Even those people that love dogs will admit that a canine might, at any moment, feel the need to attack someone that seems dangerous. No one can read a dog’s mind. (more…)
Dogs can be great companions. So much so that there’s the phrase so many of us are aware of that goes like this: A dog is a man’s best friend. While dogs are great companions, wonderful stress reducers and generally good additions to many families, they do potentially have a darker side. (more…)
There are quite a lot of dog bite cases which take place regularly throughout the province of Ontario and this is becoming a very challenging field to handle. The reasons are quite simple. Dog bite cases are very complex as they include a range of different legal positions, each one of which is quite challenging. (more…)
A lot of pet owners fair to take into account that they are actively liable for the damages which are caused by their dogs. It is quite important to make sure that you are aware of the law in this regard, if you are a pet owner as you’d certainly have to abide by it. (more…)