In most cases, dogs are truly man’s best friend, but, sometimes, natural disposition or bad training can turn the usually loveable canines into man’s worst nightmare. Children especially are at risk from dog bites, but even adults are not immune. Events such as this can be traumatic to an entire family, with injury and stress only the beginning of the anguish. At Accident Advice Helpline, our Portsmouth no win no fee* solicitors know how hard such an event can be on the victims involved and are here to help you and them get the compensation needed and deserved.
Any dog can be a dangerous dog, regardless of its breed, sex or size. Preventing this type of attack is possible. If a dog is showing aggressive behaviour, such as baring its teeth and growling or barking, you should avoid making eye contact with the animal. Especially, you should refrain from moving or making yourself look threatening in any way. By doing this, the dog will hopefully become bored and back away. Running, though, is the worst action possible as this will most likely cause the dog to give chase as though you were prey. You should also never leave children alone with a dog, despite its behaviour or history.
The risks involved and actions to take
Still, if these precautions fail or the injury happens without time for any of these possible preventions, you should seek or perform immediate first aid. Simply running the bite under hot water, and making sure the wound is bleeding, will help to remove foreign objects and dirt from the affected area. It is always advisable to seek further medical attention in case of infection, even in the most minor cases, and especially for children. In these cases, when the accident is not your fault, Portsmouth no win no fee* solicitors are here and will do their best to get you the compensation such an injury surely warrants.
After an incident such as this, it is always best to contact the police, even in cases when the injury seems minor, as it might not be the last incident the dog may be involved in. It would also be advisable to find out where the dog’s owner lives, their insurance policies, and if incidents such as this have occurred before. Our no win no fee* Portsmouth solicitors know that this information can help your case.
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Once you have all the information about the incident and have reported it to the proper authorities, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline directly to find out about your claim. Just take our 30-second test to find out if our Portsmouth no win no fee* solicitors can help you, and how much compensation you may deserve. There’s no harm in trying and everything to gain if your claim proves successful. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobile phone.