Because not every dog is as friendly as Scooby
Being attacked by a dog is a hugely traumatic experience, one which can have a physical and emotional impact on the victim. All dog owners have a responsibility to protect those who come into contact with their dog. If they fail to do and you are injured in a dog attack then you may be able to make a claim.
Sadly children are most common victims of dog bite attacks. According to figures approximately 20% of victims who require hospital treatment after suffering a dog bite are children under the age of 9.
Adults are also at risk of being bitten by a dangerous dog, particularly those whose area of employment sees them come into regular contact with dogs including:
When making a dog bite claim there are a number of things you can do which may help improve your chance of success:
It is also important to find out if the dog owner has pet insurance. If they don’t then we may still be able to help with your claim by applying to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA).
Our team of solicitors have been helping the victims of personal injuries for over 30 years and will handle your dog bite claim with professionalism and sensitively. As a client you will benefit from:
^Exceptions may apply
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