It is the legal duty of all dog owners to ensure that their dog is properly restrained. If a dog injures anyone, the owner of that dog is legally responsible for all damages caused. In Ontario, The Dog Owners Liability Act makes dog owners liable for victim compensation.
Many municipalities have by-laws that require dog owners to have their dog on a leash. All too often dog owners fail to obey the law and their negligence has serious consequences.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog you have rights. At Lefebvre & Lefebvre LLP we have represented many people who have been the victims of a dog attack and sustained broken bones, lacerations, scarring and facial disfigurement.