If you see person with a dog that looks as though it might have the potential to turn nasty and bite you, you would be very well advised to give it a wide berth. Unfortunately though, in some circumstances, this won’t always be possible.
If you’re faced with an aggressive hound while walking along an enclosed footpath or come across a lairy canine that’s been let off its lead, there won’t be much you’ll be able to do to get yourself out of the dog’s way. If you were to get bitten in circumstances such as these, there will be a chance that you might be able to seek a compensation pay-out from the owner.
Dog bites and help with a compensation claim in South Holland
Every dog owner has a responsibility to make sure their animal does not pose a risk to the public while it is out and about. Any dog that might be prone to attacking people should be kept on a lead and muzzled. If an owner were to fail to live up this responsibility and his or her dog wound up doing somebody a mischief, it would result in a set of circumstances in which the owner might be deemed liable to pay the victim compensation.
In most cases, any damages would be met by the dog owner’s pet insurance provider, so you would not need to worry about the financial means of the person you were taking action against, assuming of course that they had cover. You might even find that the owner’s pet insurance provider will settle out of court, especially if there is compelling evidence that proves the dog owner was behaving negligently.
Talk to the pros at Accident Advice Helpline
Have you been bitten by a dog as a result of its owner’s negligence? If so, you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you might be in a position to take 100% no win no fee personal injury action.
Our solicitors can help you build a strong case that gives you the best chances of being awarded the maximum amount possible in compensation. And with nothing payable upfront, it could not be easier to get a claim underway. If you would like to have a chat with one of our friendly and professional claims advisors, all you need to do is pick up the phone and get dialling one of the following numbers; it will be either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24/7 so call now.
Date Published: 2nd November 2015
Author: David Brown