Portland in Dorset is on the Jurassic coast, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is famous for the white Portland limestone which continues to be quarried there. The stone was used to rebuild parts of London after the Great Fire of 1666, and later was used for cenotaphs and grave stones for dead soldiers after the First World War. Portland is a tied island and can, in times of flooding, be cut off from the mainland. In January and February 2014, the area was badly affected by the storms that hit south western Britain.
A man was badly bitten by a dog as he walked along the beach in nearby Weymouth on 11th February 2014. If you have been bitten by a dog, you might be searching for injury solicitors in Portland in order to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owner or the local council.
Injury solicitors in Portland
You may be seeking injury solicitors in Portland because you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault. You usually have three years to claim for injuries arising from an accident of this nature, if it occurred within the British Isles. However as you only have two years to claim for injuries from some accidents, contact injury solicitors in Portland, or ones close to where you live, or us at Accident Advice Helpline (our freephone numbers are below) to make certain of the length of time you have to file your claim.
Another reason for trying to locate injury solicitors in Portland, or ones based elsewhere, is that you have been told that you have an illness for which you can prove another person’s negligence was responsible. You have three years from the time you were first diagnosed with the illness to file a personal injury compensation claim.
Claims for dog bites
If you are bitten by a dog, whether a stray or another person’s pet, you may be able to make a claim for your injuries. The dog’s owner is responsible for controlling it and the local authority are responsible for taking strays off the street. If you are bitten, you and your injury solicitors in Portland for example,may be able to prove that the person or body responsible for the animal had been negligent.
You should report a dog bite to the police, as if a dog has bitten once, it is likely it will do so again. You should also seek medical treatment for the bite as soon as possible, as if you are to make a personal injury compensation claim, you will need a medical report to use as supporting evidence.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you wish to file any type of personal injury compensation claim but you don’t quite know how to do so, call us at Accident Advice Helpline, for help and expert legal advice. Call us at any time on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now for expert legal advice?