If you’ve been injured by a dog bite, you may wish to sue the dog owner for damages, and an injury claim lawyer for Strabane residents are the ideal people to help.
Every dog owner has a responsibility to members of the general public to ensure that their dogs are well behaved when they’re out and about. It’s not only an obligation that the dog owner has to the public at large, but also to his/her dog too, because if the dog does attack someone, it might have to be put down.
Number of cases double
According to press reports the number of people who visited hospital in the last 10 years for treatment following a dog bite attack has more than doubled. The latest statistics show the figure has gone above the 6000 mark for the first time. Here are some of the latest statistics:
- Total number of incidents in the past 10 years – 6097
- Increase in the total number of incidents in the past 10 years – 94%
- Number of adults sentenced for dangerous dog crime in 2009 – 855
- Number of adults sentenced in 2010, 1192 (a 58% increase on the previous year)
This worrying trend has convinced government that it must now take action, and they will be announcing new measures to be put in place shortly in order to provide better protection for the public, to allow authorities to be able to enforce the law, and to force dog owners into taking responsibility for their animals’ actions.
Finding a lawyer for Strabane claims
If you are the innocent victim of a dog attack, in which you have sustained injuries that required medical attention, you could be entitled to claim compensation. We, the specialist dog bite injury claim lawyer for Strabane residents can help you to do so.
As well as being a matter of Public Safety, there is also a financial element too. In 2013, more than £2.1 million had to be spent on the boarding of dogs which were taken from irresponsible owners.
If you’ve been injured by a dog attack, or have suffered any other form of personal injury through no fault of your own, and you’d like to find out how much compensation you could be due, use the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find on the our website’s homepage. It costs nothing to use and requires only 30 seconds of your time.
Call in confidence
Using our no-win, no-fee services, as recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen, couldn’t be easier; but if you do need help, you can chat to a member of our customer service team via the helpline. Call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Calls are treated in strictest confidence.
Date Published: 4th March 2014
Author: David Brown