Have you been attacked by a dog?
Dog attacks and dog bites are the most common sort of personal injury claim for attacks by animals. The truth is over 200,000 people are attacked by dogs in the UK on a yearly basis. Being the target of a dog attack could be particularly traumatic. The injuries can not merely be physical, but also psychological.
There has been quite a lot of publicity recently about dog attacks, especially by breeds of dogs such as Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and Rottweilers. Nevertheless it is not merely these types of breeds of dog that could attack people. An attack from pretty much any breed of dog, from Labradors to Poodles, can result in significant, possibly even fatal injuries. Babies together with small children are extremely at risk of these kinds of dog attacks, and are more likely to sustain critical injuries.
For a dog attack claim to become successful, usually there would have to be evidence that the owner, keeper, or handler of the dog believed or should have known, that the dog was dangerous meaning that was most likely to bite if not handled or restrained appropriately. If the dog has in the past attacked or shown aggressive behaviour, it can be more likely that a dog bite claim will be successful.
Under The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 particular breeds of dog are required to be muzzled when in public places, and also microchipped. Should you be attacked by a breed of dog covered by The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which is not muzzled, a personal injury claim is likely to be successful, even if the animal has not shown previous indications of aggression.
If you happen to be the target of a dog attack, as well as having sustained a personal injury as a result of the dog attack, you could be entitled to make a no win no fee dog bite compensation claim. The majority of individuals who own a dog will have either home insurance or dedicated pet insurance. If your dog attack claim is successful, the compensation given should be paid by the dog owner’s insurance company
If you have experienced a personal injury within the past three years due to a dog attack, you may be entitled to make a no win no fee dog attack compensation claim.