Animal, especially dog, bites are a common occurrence all over the world. Detailed below, are a few points that you may want to remember if you have ever been unlucky enough to be bitten by a dog.
Before making a claim with a personal injury solicitor in Laurencekirk you should identify the dog in question.
No, we don’t mean get its name and phone number (if it has these, you may have bigger problems). Being able to identify the dog is important if the dog is rabid; however unlikely this may be in the UK. If you have been bitten by a dog with rabies, it is vital that you get medical care, and recieve the right vaccines to be treated for it.
Don’t argue with the owner
Most dog owners think their mutt is Scooby Doo, and would never harm a fly. Getting into an argument with an owner would be a waste of time and a potential escalation of the incident.
Never sign anything, and certainly do not make a statement (other than to the police) before speaking to your injury solicitor 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 documents or make statements. Remember that the first goal is going to be limiting the liability. It’s a good idea to make sure that you have a solicitor to help you and to give you advice.
Your first phone call, on your way to see the doctor, should be to the police.
The dog bite needs to be reported so that an investigation can take place. Having the incident on file, and officially in the hands of the police, will make a big difference when it comes to whether or not your claim is successful.
Your personal injury solicitor in Laurencekirk is going to ask if you sought medical assistance; you need to be able to say yes!
Even if the dog that bit you wasn’t rabid, it’s always a good idea to get some medical attention for your bite. Depending on how bad the injury is, you may need surgery or sutures to help close up your wounds. One thing that you should remember is that you could well have puncture wounds from the dog’s fangs. These can become infected quite easily.
Find an expert personal injury solicitor in Laurencekirk that can help you.
Solicitors can help you file the claim against the person who is responsible for the dog that bit you. You may have financial losses, psychological and emotional effects from the dog bite. Your solicitor is going to help you with showing what your suffering is and making sure that you get a good outcome. You will have a better chance when you have a solicitor of getting a fair outcome than if you had done it on your own.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog (and yes, the four legged variety), and you would like to make a claim, then give us a call and let us put you in touch with one of our in house legal experts.
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