Personal injury claims for animal attacks
Injury solicitors in Kingston Upon Hull help victims of all types of accidentS. One of the types of personal injury claims we handle are dog bites and other animal attacks. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog or other animal in the last three years then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
One of the most common types of injuries from animals that personal injury solicitors in Kingston Upon Hull sees are dog bites, and many cases involve young children.
The Animals Act 1971 was put in place to safeguard the public and give owners responsibility for their animals.
Owners of dogs must take appropriate steps to ensure that their dog does not cause injury. The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 also requires owners of certain known dangerous breeds to register their pets and follow strict guidelines. For example dangerous breeds such as Pit Bull Terriers must be muzzled in public.
Injuries caused by animals
- Skin lacerations and punctures
- Tissue loss
- Nerve damage
Psychological injuries such as phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder are also common.
Steps injury solicitors in Kingston Upon Hull recommend you take after an attack
- Write down the name and address of the dog owners
- Note down a description of the dog, if possible take a photograph
- Take down details of any witnesses
- Write down an account of exactly what happened and the injuries you sustained
- Report the attack to the police
- Seek medical attention
By claiming personal injury compensation not only will you receive some justice, but you may prevent the animal from attacking again. You have a duty to safeguard the public and prevent a repeat of the accident. It may save someone’s life.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm who specialise in personal injury claims. Over the years we have helped thousands of people. Together with injury solicitors in Kingston Upon Hull we can help you win the compensation you deserve. Animal attack claims are more complicated then other types of personal injury claims. You can rest assured that our solicitors have the expert knowledge and legal expertise to handle your claim.
Call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and speak to one of our helpful and friendly advisors for more information and to get the process started. Lines are open all day, every day and if we can’t answer your questions straight away, we’ll call you back.