Toronto-Man attacked by neighbour’s dog wins $39,000 in the lawsuit.

German shepherd dog
  • Date: 2008
  • Victim’s Age: 
  • Victim’s Sex: Male
  • Occupation: Variety Store owner
  • Place: Toronto
  • Compensation/ Settlement Amount: $39,000.
  • Breed of Dog: 
  • On/Off property: 
  • Owner of the dog: Neighbour’s dog
  • Chained: No
  • Relationship to dog: Non-Family
  • Multiple dogs: No
  • Injuries sustained: multiple lacerations over both cheeks and the nose area.


A man was attacked by his neighbour’s dog while taking belongings from his store to his car. he was bitten on the face and required surgery to fix his injuries.

The Dog Attack

The victim owned a variety store in the city of Toronto. While taking belongings from the store to his car, he was attacked and bitten by a dog owned by his neighbour. 

The dog had no collar and was not on a leash and lunged at the victim knocking him to the ground. The dog bit his face multiple times. He was able to get up but the dog bit him again.

Victim injuries from a Dog attack

The victim suffered multiple lacerations on his cheeks and around his nose. Most of the lacerations were superficial and healed well. One of the cuts on his cheek required stitches and further surgery. He had two operations on the cut on his cheek however he still experiences numbness and pain in the area. The remaining scars are hardly noticeable.

Compensation for victim

The court ordered the dog owner to pay a total of $39,000 in damages to the victim for the injuries he sustained and the resulting loss of income.



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