How to help a dog injured in an accident
It is not just humans that are at risk of being injured on the roads. Pets are also at risk of cars which are driving too fast or recklessly, or that simply do not see the animal before they hit it. If you are involved in a road accident in Wigan which involves a dog then you should get out of the car and try to help it as much as you possibly can, getting it to safety and treated by a vet at the earliest moment. If you see a dog which has been injured in a road accident in Wigan and the driver has not stayed to help, then you can be the one to help.
- Approach carefully. You cannot tell an injured dog that you are there to help and the dog may be in shock or in pain which may make it lash out. Approach slowly and speak softly as you are getting closer.
- Move the dog very carefully. If you are with others try to use a coat or blanket to move the dog, and move it as carefully as possible with very little movement.
- Stem any bleeding. You should try to slow down any bleeding until you can get the dog to a vet. Try to stay away from the dog’s mouth as you do this, or use a muzzle, as any sudden pain can cause the dog to act aggressively.
- Get to a vet as quickly as possible. Call the vet while you are on the way to let them know that an emergency patient is coming in.
Compensation after a road accident in Wigan
If you have been involved in a road accident in Wigan yourself, and been injured by the reckless or negligent actions of another driver then you may be able to claim compensation from this driver for any injury or stress they have caused you.
The best way to do this is to find a personal injury lawyer who knows the law better than you do and stands a better chance of putting together a successful compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the field of personal injury compensation claims, and works with experienced and professional injury lawyers who will work with you to get you the compensation you deserve.
You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the team about your road accident in Wigan, and they will help you to decide whether or not you have a good enough case to make a successful claim. You will then be passed over to an in house injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee basis to process your claim, and will keep you updated as your claim progresses so you always know where you stand.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown