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Dog Bites and Lawsuits Go Hand in Hand

Dog bites and attacks are fairly common in Ontario.

Dog owners should remember two things:

1.  Buy homeowner’s (or tenant’s) insurance and, to protect yourself, ensure you have coverage in case your dog hurts someone; and

2.   Understand the potential legal liability which arises if your dog hurts someone, by reading Ontario’s Dog Owner’s Liability Act.

The Importance of Homeowner’s / Tenant’s Insurance

With the resulting lawsuit seeking damages and injury and loss arising from a dog bite, a dog owner who has homeowner’s (or tenant’s) insurance usually has the benefit of their insurance company defending them against the lawsuit and also provided coverage in the case that indemnity is required.… Continue Reading

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