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Dog Bites and Animal Attacks

What do I do if I am attacked by a dog?


If you were bitten or attacked by a dog and, as a result, have sustained an injury or permanent scar, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. We have been doing this successfully for 30 years.

What are typical cases where I can make a claim?

We have won cases in scenarios like these: where a dog was off leash or ran out of the house, jumped a fence, attacked the innocent victim’s dog, even attacked our client at his own relative’s house. The Dog Owners Liability Act applies in support of victims of dog attacks that take place in Ontario.

What kind of compensation can I get?

Compensation may include damages for pain and suffering (both physical and psychological), loss of wages, and other expenses you incur. Take photographs, keep your receipts, report the injury to the authorities, seek medical attention and report all your symptoms to your doctor, and get the names of potential witnesses if you can. Find out the name of the person who was with the dog and the address of the house or property where the dog lives (if that’s possible).

Why should I consider your law firm?

As with all the cases we take on, we don’t expect you to pay us unless and until we get you compensation. Check out our fee policy. We are confident we are among the most affordable and effective personal injury lawyers in the city. That’s why other lawyers and doctors have been referring cases to us for decades.

What Our Clients Say

Thank you so much for your wonderful help and patience. You helped me get through a terrible time in my life. You're the best!
C.R., Richmond Hill

Lawrence Weltman is the most supportive, caring and effective lawyer I have ever met. He handled my accident claim with amazing results. His fee which only came at the end of the case. It was the most reasonable rate of all the law firms we checked. I recommend this firm 100%.

J.C., Vaughan
"I felt they were at fault but I wasn’t sure if I had a case… I was extremely pleased with Mr. Weltman’s service. He was confident and experienced. The staff was very helpful. Not only did I not pay anything up front but his fee at the end was actually less than we had discussed… It was all explained in writing. I felt that there was justice in the end. When my case was settled I was able to buy a new car…"
F.R., Mississauga, Ontario.
"The loss of our son in this senseless accident was unbearable at times… It was comforting at least that our case was handled with great sensitivity. I knew he was sincere when his eyes welled up at times throughout our meetings. Mr. Weltman is a strong advocate and a most caring individual. He sat down with us and explained the law.... Of all the settlements in this multi-victim collision we understand we got the highest amount… We would certainly recommend Mr. Weltman to anyone who has suffered a loss in a serious accident."
W.J., Barrie, Ontario.

"There were times we wanted to settle earlier but Mr. Weltman explained that once we settle that is it. It didn’t seem like such a big case at first…over time we saw….our daughter’s injury was not completely resolved. I am grateful that we waited the necessary time before we settled the claim. … it turned out my daughter’s injury required more surgery and she had a real rough time in dealing with the situation.. The insurance company wasn’t taking us seriously… Mr. Weltman was there with us all the way. At the end it was really worth the wait and we didn’t have to go to court."

M.H., Thornhill, Ontario.
"You made yourself available... We met with other lawyers but we trusted you the most. You showed us the way to present our loss so the insurance people appreciated who our father was and what he meant to our family, especially our mother. …we could talk to you and understood the way the system works. Thank you Lawrence so much for your expert and professional assistance."
M.A., Toronto, Ontario.
"My father is in the insurance business and he was amazed that you were able to get me the money you did when you settled my case. Thanks a million….I already recommended you to my friend and wouldn’t hesitate to do so again."
K.S., Toronto, Ontario.
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