Expert Help on Winning Dog Attack Compensation
Dog Attack Claims
Though considered mans best friend thousands of people are injured through dog bites every year. Dog bites can cause severe injury and trauma which has long lasting effects and can diminish a person's quality of life. Typically, a dog bite will cause injury in the following ways:
- Tendon damage
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Muscular damage
- Bone damage
- Phobia of dogs and other types of animal
Generally, dog bite severity is related to the breed of dog, however, it has been shown that even the smallest of breeds can cause serious damage through biting a person. Young children, who may be too young to see the warning signs of aggression in an animal, are particularly prone to a dog attack.
Making a Personal Injury Claim for a Dog Attack
If you or a family member have been bitten by a dog in the last three years you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
- Do you know where the owner of the dog lives?
- Was the dog particularly aggressive?
- Did the dog attack cause injury and if so how severe?
- What are the long lasting effects of the attack?
Known Vicious Breeds of Dog
Some breeds are under strict regulation due to the known aggressiveness of the breed.
- Pit Bull Terriers
- Japanese Tosa (These dogs are also known as Japanese Mastiff or Fighting Dog)
- Dogo Argentino (Also known as Argentinian Mastiff)
- Fila Braziliero (Brazilian Mastiff)
These dogs became subject to strict regulation due to a spate of dangerous dog attacks in the 1990s.
Rules for these animals are:
- The dogs must be kept on a lead and muzzled when out in public
- Dog is tattooed and chipped
- Registered on the Index of Exempted Breeds
Due to the nature of dog bites, it is common for a person's quality of life to be affected either through scarring and disfigurement or a phobia that may arise out of the dog attack. Though compensation will not make the scarring or a phobia go away directly, it may help with the cost of treatment.
Speak to an Injury Solicitor Today
Dog bite claims are often represented by no win no fee lawyers who make personal injury claims on behalf of dog bite victims. No win no fee means that you pay nothing if the compensation claim is unsuccessful.
Call us today for an informal chat about making a dog bite claim, or fill in our contact form so we can assess your case.