Animal Attack Lawyers
In British Columbia owners of animals have a duty to ensure that their animals do not cause harm to individuals. If an owner’s negligence results in an injury they will be responsible. If an owner of an animal is aware of their animal having a history of dangerous behaviour, such as a dog with a history of biting, or a horse that was known to be unsafe to ride, there can be strict liability and there does not need to be any negligence on behalf of the owner in order to have a successful claim.
Animal attacks can result in numerous injuries including:
- Soft Tissue Injury
- Fractured Bones
- Brain Injury
- Emotional Injury
- Psychological Injury
Animal attacks can often be quite traumatic, especially to young children. Often homeowners insurance will cover the injuries resulting from animal attacks and pay for compensation for damages and expenses related to the attack.