If you have suffered an injury due to a serious dog bite, you may be eligible to claim compensation. At Lanyon Bowdler our personal injury team have handled many dog bite compensation claims, obtaining financial compensation for our clients for the pain and suffering caused by their injuries, as well as any loss of earnings, medical fees or rehabilitation costs.
As a firm we offer all clients professional, friendly legal advice during the course of their dog bite compensation claims. To arrange for an initial consultation with an experienced personal injury solicitor, call us ANYTIME on 0800 954 9935 or complete our enquiry form and we will get in touch.
Starting Your Dog Bite Claim
If you are the victim of a severe dog bite, it is important that you seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Once your injuries have been taken care of, your case will be helped if you try to gather as much information about the attack as possible, including the breed of the dog and the contact details of the owner. Even if you cannot retrieve this information, contact the team at Lanyon Bowdler for free, initial legal advice on your potential dog bite claim.
About 200,000 dog bites occur in the UK each year, often leaving victims with permanent physical and psychological scarring. All dog owners are potentially liable for their dog's behaviour, therefore if these attacks are the result of negligent behaviour on the part of the dog owner or the person handling the dog at the time of the attack, or the dog has exhibited aggressive behaviour in the past, the injured party has a right to make a claim for compensation. Despite this fact, many people injured in dog attacks are unaware they can make dog bite claims.
The Dangerous Dogs Act
The "Dangerous Dogs Act", came into force in May 1991. The Act states that Pit Bull Terriers (Pit Bull Type), Japanese Tosas and Fila Brasileiros must be muzzled and on a lead whilst in a public place. These breeds have all been judged to be "dangerous"; therefore any injury caused by one of these breeds will lead to compensation being awarded, irrespective of any previous incidents.
Contact Lanyon Bowdler
For more information about making a dog bite compensation claim, or simply to speak to a friendly, experienced solicitor, contact Lanyon Bowdler and arrange for your free consultation. Call 0800 954 9935 ANYTIME or complete our enquiry form and we will get back to you.