Bitten by a dog? You may have a case for dog bite compensation!
“I was delivering mail shots when the garden gate flew open and out ran two small dogs. They both bit me several times on both ankles and quite badly on my calf. They were incredibly painful, needing plastic surgery and has left me with a slight limp. Not only that, I now find I am weary – almost scared! – of dogs that I do not know”
With an estimated 210, 000 people bitten by dogs in England in 2012, it is no wonder that AAH and our injury solicitor in Bowness on Windermere are making compensation claims on behalf of many customers across the country, innocent victims of dog bites.
The law relating to uncontrolled and dangerous dogs is slightly different to other laws, as well as currently being under discussion in Parliament. However, if you have been bitten by a dog then you may have a claim for compensation.
But to get the best representation, you will need an expert legal team on your side, such as an injury solicitor in Bowness on Windermere and their team.
How AAH and an injury solicitor in Bowness on Windermere can help you?
We can put together a detailed compensation case, taking into account factors such as:Open Claim Calculator
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Payment for any scarring too, both physical and emotional – in our experience, anyone who has been the victim of a dog attack, can bear deep emotional scars
- Some customers as a result of your injuries may also have to have time off work, leading to lost income; your injury solicitor Bowness on Windermere can claim this back on your behalf too
- Some claimants also find their clothing has been damaged beyond repair in the attack which can be expensive; again your injury solicitor Bowness on Windermere can include this in the detail of your compensation case
- Medication and prescription costs can also be included in your claim
- Travelling costs to and from various appointments etc can also be included
- In fact, any other additional costs or expenses incurred as a result of you being hurt can also be taken into account
Bitten by a dog – this is what you need to do:
- You must report the attack to the Police, not forgetting to make a note of the crime or accident number given to you
- You will also need to know the name and address of the dog owner
- If there were witnesses, collect their names and contact details as your injury solicitor Bowness on Windermere may need to contact them
- Take photos of the injuries at the time, as well throughout your rehabilitation to show the progress of scarring
- Keep a note of all costs incurred, keeping receipts where possible to aid your injury solicitor Bowness on Windermere in creating your detailed compensation case