Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Personal injuries from dog bites and animal attacks range in severity, but even minor injuries can lead to major health implications down the road. Unfortunately, children are at even higher risk of an attack because of their size and slower reaction to danger. 

If you or a loved one are experiencing broken bones, soft tissue tears, whiplash, concussion, spinal cord trauma, or another debilitating injury from a motor vehicle accident, The Morris Law Group can help.

Where an animal causes an injury, the owner must accept all responsibility.

Ontario law is clear—if someone’s pet harms you, the owner must cover the costs of long-term care and support as dictated by the Dog Owners’ Liabilities Act. 

While an owner’s insurance company may cover these costs, many pet owners are uninsured or fight the issue to avoid payouts.

You have the right to claim:

Choosing Morris Law

Our experienced personal injury law firm has practiced in Hamilton for 60+ years.

We have a dog bite lawyer ready to help you secure justice. We’ve seen and experienced the many complications an animal attack case can bring, including uncooperative pet owners and wild animal attacks that involve no owner at all.

Our rates are contingency-based—you don’t pay us until you win your claim.

“Had a great experience with Mr. Morris & his family. They helped me through very trying times. Everyone at the firm [is] understanding, compassionate, knowledgeable, and very professional. Thank you.”
- Stanley H.

With 500,000 estimated annual dog bites in Canada, know that you’re not alone.

We’ve helped clients through all sorts of dog, pet, and wild animal attacks. Let us help you seek compensation for:

Dog Attacks

Exotic Pet Attacks

Farm Animal Attacks

Cat Attacks

Wild Animal Attacks

Frequently Asked Questions

A dog owner is a person that legally owns or harbours a dog. If the owner is a minor, the parents or guardians of the minor will be the liable parties if an attack happens.

If there are multiple dog owners, they’re held jointly responsible and liable for dog attacks, injuries, and, therefore compensation.

Whether a pet owner attempts to stop an attack or does nothing, they’re responsible for any injuries caused based on the Dog Owners’ Liability Act.

Dog owners are responsible for paying for damages, though most claims can be made through a homeowners’ insurance policies, as pets are considered property. In the best-case scenarios, owners don’t pay out of pocket and are covered by insurance.

Yes, you should file a police report immediately after you seek medical treatment and keep clear records of any associated documentation, like medical records. You have up to two years to file a lawsuit against an owner in an animal attack, though you’re best to get the ball rolling ASAP. 

The Morris Law Group is ready to help you file.

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