Almost everyone loves dogs. They can truly be our best friends, but if you are bitten by a dog, it can be a very frightening and traumatic event. Serious dog bites can result in severe pain, nerve and other tissue damage and permanent scarring or disfigurement. If you have been injured by a dog or other domesticated pet, the animal’s owner may be required to pay compensation. This compensation will include direct costs related to your injury, such as the cost of treatment and medication, as well as compensation for pain and suffering and permanent or long-term physical damage. Dog bite victims can even suffer from prolonged emotional trauma such as posttraumatic stress disorder. Pets and other domesticated animals are not allowed to roam free in Canada, so in cases involving significant injuries you should file a claim for damages.
Most dog owners have home insurance that covers liability related to their pets. House insurance generally provides coverage even if the dog bite occurred away from the owner’s property. Sometimes dog-bite cases can be complicated. The dog bite claim experience of our lawyers can be instrumental when it comes to defending your rights. Call us or use our online form to provide us with information concerning your injuries so that our lawyers can start building your case right away.
At Dietrich Law, we know that time is of the essence in dog bite cases because the evidence diminishes over time and the circumstances surrounding your case become more difficult to ascertain the longer you wait to file suit. A delay in filing your request can also raise doubts about the legitimacy of your injury. Waiting until your injuries have healed is not the best course of action with this type of case. As well, you may require a referral to a plastic surgeon or a psychologist, depending on the severity. If you feel you deserve compensation, we suggest you contact us immediately to help you assess the merits of your case. There is no cost to you for this service.
To get started simply let us know what happened and provide us with the necessary information to assess your injuries. We will then determine specific timelines and highlight the relevant information in order to show and prove your eligibility for a claim. We will make sure that all key facts are brought forth to help ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve.
Incredibly caring and upfront . I will admit they were not the first law office I called but they came to my home and took all of my nformation from my bed as I had a catastrophc injury that almost required amputation .
5Google Review by K. on 2019-10-03T00:06:52-04:00
I went to Dietrich law office not sure if I even had a case or not and very anxious about pursuing legal action. Lina was amazing in talking me through every step of the process, she was knowledgeable, patient, kind, encouraging, respectful and always took time to answer my (sometimes silly and repetitive) questions. It’s only just over a year later and my case is now fully settled with the outcome being way beyond what I could have ever imagined! Thank you so much Lina and George for all your hard work and being so amazing with me through every step of this process, I really appreciate it! I would HIGHLY recommend Dietrich law office for anyone in a personal injury matter, they are truly the best out there!
5Google Review by A. T. on 2018-06-11T09:32:48-04:00
I cannot thank you enough for fighting this difficult battle for me! It was such a rough, horrible two year struggle for justice but I got through with your guidance, expertise and support. I could have never found my way through all the red tape of insurance and treatment plans without you!
Lina-you were basically my psychologist throughout all of this and our many phone calls in which you just let me pour it all out and calmed me down meant the world to me. You were the little angel on my shoulder, my guardian and protector assuring me that everything would be alright in the end. I never knew what to expect when I went to you guys-all I knew is that I had suffered a tremendous injury and that I wanted to fight for what was right. After one lawyer told me I had no case, you guys believed in me and my situation and never let me give up (and I wanted to give up several times along the way!).
In the end though, it was never about the money-it was about the fact that my arm, my life, my family’s life was shattered due to this incident and we all still struggle to this day. I cannot imagine what would have happened had I not come to you that fateful day.
Thank you so much for everything you have done for me and my family.
5Testimonial by R.
To Catharine and Jose
Catharine, thanks so much for representing me in my case with G.W.L. I really appreciate all the work you put into it and for getting me the results to keep me going and to be able to deal with this nagging injury.
Also, thanks to Jose for handling all my calls and questions and being so patient and polite, you really set me at ease when I had to call and didn't make me feel like a nuisance, I really appreciated that. Thanks again.
5Testimonial by S. of Ingersoll
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