Dog Bite Claims
If you have sustained injuries as a result of a dog attack, you have the legal right to make a dog bite claim in order to seek compensation for your injuries. A dog attack can be a traumatic experience which leaves a person with psychological as well as physical injuries. If you have sustained injuries in a dog attack, our specialist personal injury claims solicitors can help you make a dog bite claim.
A large number of people in the UK become victims of dog attacks every year. Sometimes the injuries are minor and sometimes they are serious. In the last four years, dog attack cases have increased by 40% in England bringing the number up to 3800 cases per year.
Under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, the government has introduced new legislation in order to protect people from dog attacks. Some of the breeds which are listed as dangerous dogs under this Act include Pit Bull Terriers, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa, and Fila Braziliero. The requirements are that if a person owns one of these breeds of dogs, he must make sure that the dog is muzzled when in public, the dog is tattooed, insured, chipped as well as registered on the Index of Exempted Breeds. In case these breeds of dogs cause injury to any person, the victim will be eligible for compensation through a dog bite claim.
If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, you must inform the police in order to spread awareness so that safety measures can be taken to prevent further attacks.
Make A Dog Bite Claim
Anyone can be a victim of dog attacks, but in order to make a dog bite claim, you will need to prove that the owner of the animal knew that the dog was dangerous and would cause injury to someone if it was not restrained properly. If the dog which caused you injury has attacked someone previously or has shown aggressive tendencies, you will have a greater of winning your dog bite claim.
To make a successful bog bite claim, you can contact one of our experienced personal injury claims solicitors who also specialise in dog bite claims. Our expert solicitors work under a No Win No Fee policy and therefore you will be able to start a claim without any financial risks. Not only this, if your dog bite claim is successful, you will receive 100% compensation. You can arrange for a free consultation with our expert personal injury claims solicitors by giving us a call on our free telephone number or by completing our online claim form. Right from the first call, all our services are completely free for our clients and we guarantee there will never be any legal costs associated with your dog bite claim.