Dealing with a serious animal injuries claim
The media is choked with stories of people suffering at the hands (or claws) of exotic reptiles and carnivores. In reality, most incidents relate to average household pets. If you have been a victim of a potential animal injuries claim, there could be plausible cause for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) is at hand to assist and provide friendly, efficient and positive support.
What constitutes a serious animal injury claim?
There are various circumstances that can result in a claim; for example being bitten by a dog, injured by an animal at a zoo visit or involved in a road accident caused by an animal. Recent studies conducted throughout the UK confirmed that in excess of 78% of animal-related claims occurred by bites from dogs. Many canine owners, especially those with dangerous breeds are often unaware of their responsibilities.
Why is it justifiable to pursue compensation?
Many people are forced to take time off from their work to recover from an animal-related injury. The financial losses can be significant, so it is important to ensure that you are completely covered for this eventuality. Secondly, medical treatment following an attack can be expensive and lengthy so costs and emotional support will need to be funded and the party at fault should justifiably answer these finances.
How can AAH help in your claim?
We are specialists in personal injury and have been aiding clients for over 15 years. If you have an animal injuries claim to discuss, our lines are open 24/7 and we pride ourselves on no win, no fee. AAH is a Law Firm and not a Claims Management Company. We offer professional support and, where possible, settle claims by telephone meaning you may not even need to attend court.
Important facts about injury claims
In order for an animal injuries claim to be raised, the incident needs to have occurred in the last three years. It also needs to be someone else’s fault and there is no definite time frame for settlement. Please consider these points before commencing with a new potential claim.
A serious animal injuries claim can be an emotional period and AAH look to ensure support every step of the way. Call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 25th July 2013
Author: Jan Newell