Have you been bitten by a dog?
Whilst most dogs make wonderful family pets, occasionally, a dog may prove to be dangerous. In some instances, people may not take the time to train their dog properly which could lead to it inadvertently hurting someone if it gets over excited. On the other hand, sometimes even training doesn’t prevent a dog from biting if it has an aggressive nature.
As dog owners can be held responsible for their pet’s actions, if their dog hurts someone in public, it could constitute a criminal offence. Although this used to be relatively rare, a recent increase in dog attacks has led for many calls for such incidents to be taken more seriously by the police.
Can I make a claim with injury solicitors in Upton for this type of injury?
As the dog owners could be held responsible for your injuries, it may be possible for injury solicitors in Upton to help you to make a claim for this type of incident. Whilst you may be keen to make a compensation claim with injury solicitors in Upton as soon as possible, your first priority must be to obtain the medical help that you need.
Whilst surface wounds may simply need to be cleaned and dressed, a deeper wound may need stitches or you may even need surgery to repair any damage that has been done to your body.
Unfortunately, if someone is bitten or attacked by an animal, it can leave them with a lifelong fear. Although this is understandable, it can greatly interfere with their life and the trauma of the incident may lead them to suffer emotionally.
For example, a sufferer may begin to feel anxious or suffer from panic attacks. In some instances, people may even go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition to getting help with this, you may also want to mention it to your injury solicitors in Upton or your personal injury lawyers.
If a person suffers emotionally because of the physical injuries, injury solicitors in Upton are often able to have their compensation award increased as a result. By explaining exactly how the incident affected you, your compensation award will be able to reflect the pain you’ve been through more accurately and you’re more likely to get an appropriate amount, if your claim is successful.
If you’re unsure how much you could receive when you make a successful claim with injury solicitors in Upton, we can help. Our online 30-second test is a quick and effective way to find out how much your claim is worth and you can take the test free of charge on the Accident Advice Helpline website now!
Of course, you can always talk to someone about making a claim with injury solicitors in Upton if you need to. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more.