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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in Laurencekirk

    Are you looking to make an injury claim in Laurencekirk after a dog bite? Dog bites are very common all over the world. Below are some of the things that you should remember if you have ever been bitten by a dog.

    Try identifying the dog

    Before you do anything else, you should try to identify the dog. This is especially important if the dog is a breed listed under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991.

    Don’t argue with the dog’s owner

    The worst thing that you can do is argue with the dog’s owner. It’s not going to do one ounce of good. Most owners aren’t going to believe that your dog bite came from their precious pooch. They may try to claim that you did something to provoke the dog.

    Don’t sign anything and don’t make statements before making an injury claim in Laurencekirk

    It’s possible that the owner of the dog, the owner of the property, or the insurance company is going to try and make you sign some papers or make statements. Remember that their first goal is going to be limiting their liability. It’s a good idea to make sure that you have a solicitor to help you and to give you advice.

    Contact the police

    The incident should be reported so that an investigation can be carried out. You will then be provided with a report which could help with establishing the incident and letting you know what happened. This can also help with your claim.

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    Get medical care

    It’s always a good idea to get medical care for your bite. Depending on how bad the bite was, you may need surgery or you may need stitches to help your wounds close. One thing that you should remember is that you might have puncture wounds from the dog’s fangs. These can become infected easily so make sure you get them checked out.

    Find a solicitor to help you making an injury claim in Laurencekirk

    This has been mentioned before, but it’s a good idea to mention again. Solicitors can help you make an injury claim in Laurencekirk against the person who is responsible for your dog bite. You may have financial losses and psychological and emotional effects from the dog bite. Your solicitor is going to help you with proving the severity of your suffering and making sure that you get a good result. You will have a better chance of getting a fair outcome when you have a solicitor than if you had done it on your own.

    If you’ve been bitten by a dog, and you would like to make a claim, give us a call and let us provide you with a solicitor. Our solicitors are very professional and they can help you with the questions you are sure to have. You can reach us by dialling 0800 689 0500 from your land line, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: 31st May 2017

    Author: Jan Newell

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