A woman living in Rotherham has been granted £15,000 in compensation after being attacked by a dog that was already known to be a danger to others. The attack lasted for 15 minutes and although people in the area came to the aid of the woman and her two dogs, she suffered some nasty injuries.
It later transpired the owner of the bull terrier involved in the attack already knew it was dangerous as it had been involved in another altercation on a previous occasion. The owner fled the scene prior to the police being called but was later found and the dog destroyed. Needless to say the woman suffered more than just physical injuries: she was also psychologically affected by the attack and this was borne in mind when the amount of compensation was determined. One of her two dogs also suffered nasty injuries and required extensive – and expensive – vet treatment.
Could you be in a position to make a claim for compensation in this situation?
No one would ever want to be attacked by a dog, and fortunately few of us will ever know what it feels like to be in this situation. However if you have been attacked by a dog within the last three years and you have evidence that negligence has occurred, you may be able to claim dog attack compensation.
The Dangerous Dogs Act was brought into being to help protect people and to minimise the number of attacks that take place. This means you have every right to consider making a ‘no win, no fee*’ claim if you are the victim of such an attack.
Accident Advice Helpline provides a free 24/7 enquiry line for you to call
Don’t suffer alone if you have been subjected to an attack by a dog. Call our 24-hour enquiry line free of charge now and speak to our professional injury compensation lawyers. Dog attack compensation may be payable if evidence of negligence on the part of the owner can be proven. The best way to do this is to get in touch with professional lawyers who have experience in this field. With our support and no-obligation advice, you can find out where you stand and how much compensation you may be entitled to. Take our special 30-second online test today to find out more and to take the next step. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Source: The Star
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown