Dog Bite Lawyer: Does pet insurance cover if your dog bites someone? - Diamond and Diamond Lawyers
  • Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Dog Bite Lawyer: Does pet insurance cover if your dog bites someone?

Get pet insurance for dog bites in Canada

Canadians love pets. There are 5.9 million dogs living here and they bring a lot of joy to their owners.

Many people who cannot own a dog like to interact with other people´s pets. Most of the time, it is a pleasurable experience. But, occasionally, a dog will bite someone or another animal.

In that situation, the Dog Owners’ Liability Act ensures that the victim can always get medical help should they need to do so. The act makes the dog owner liable regardless of why the dog ended up biting the person. So, they pay for the bite victims’ medical bills and, in some cases, compensation too. Knowing that this is the case most dog owners wisely opt to buy pet insurance that includes dog bite coverage.

Understand the scope of pet insurance coverage for dog bites in Canada

Dog Owners’ Liability Act

The Dog Owner´s Liability Act means that dog owners have total liability for any injury their pet causes. There are no exceptions. They have to pay out regardless of how the incident occurred.

You can learn more about your responsibilities and owner liability for dog bites from this post written by a dog bite lawyer from Diamond Law.

Are dog bites covered by pet insurance policies?

Owners need to understand the scope of dog bite insurance in Canada. You do not want to end up buying a policy that does not provide an adequate level of coverage. For example, it should include coverage for legal fees. If your dog does bite someone, it is wise to talk to a dog bite lawyer as soon as possible.

Consult with a dog bite lawyer in Canada

Things can soon get out of hand. You only have to say or do the wrong thing to make the situation a lot worse.

So, it is a good idea for every dog owner to set aside a little time to visit or speak to, a dog bite lawyer about preventative measures they can take. That way, you can do to reduce the chances of your dog biting someone.

As well as learn what action to take should things still go wrong. They will also explain how to buy a pet insurance policy that provides the level of coverage you need. Lastly, they will also tell you what you should do if you are a victim of a dog bite.

Speak to Diamond Law today to learn everything you need to know about how to deal with dog bites. We have the necessary experience to provide targeted advice whether you are the owner of a dog that bites or a bite victim yourself.

Know more about pet insurance coverage for dog bites in Canada by talking to a Diamond and Diamond Law dog bite lawyer

FAQ’s

Are dog bites covered by pet insurance policies in Canada?

Often dog bites are covered by pet insurance policies in Canada. But you need to be careful when buying that type of policy. Some firms still do not offer this type of coverage. Others do but only provide extremely limited cover.

Are pet owners held responsible if their dog bites someone?

In Canada, pet owners are held responsible if their dog bites someone. This is regardless of how that happens. As a result, owners must have adequate liability coverage for this type of incident. We, at Diamond Law, can guide you through the process of buying a policy that provides a good level of coverage.

What should I do if my dog injures a person?

If your dog injures someone, keep the dog away from them. Provide first aid and don´t be afraid to seek more medical help if they need it. Try to stay calm and do your best not to enter into a conversation about who is to blame. Get the details of any witnesses and contact a dog bite lawyer as soon as possible.

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