Banbridge is a town in County Down, Northern Ireland, but it was in turmoil (at least its dog owners were) at the end of March 2014, because of chalk marks allegedly left on properties where men selling knives door-to-door had called. Suspicions were raised because the chalk marks had usually been left on properties where there were dogs. However, the police tried to allay fears of possible dog-snatching by promising residents of Banbridge that they would be patrolling the streets in an obvious way in an attempt to thwart any would-be criminals.
Solicitors in Banbridge
There may be a firm of solicitors in Banbridge, but, if you are bitten by a dog (as long as you did not provoke it in any way) you may be eligible to claim personal injury compensation from the dog’s owner. More and more dog owners are taking out personal injury liability cover, so that if their pooch does bite someone, the insurance will take care of the claim. If you are bitten by a stray dog, the police would attempt to trace its owners, and if they could not be found, it may still be possible to make a claim against the local authority whose responsibility it is to keep streets safe.
If someone stole your dog, you may need the services of solicitors in Banbridge to prove that the person you allege to have stolen it actually did. Although there may be solicitors in Banbridge who could help in this case, there may not be any personal injury specialists in Banbridge to help you file a personal injury compensation claim. You need experts in the field to help you file a claim for injuries if you want it to be successful. If you are unable to track down a suitable personal injury solicitor, call us at Accident Advice Helpline at any time, on one of our freephone numbers below.
What to do if a dog bites you
First of all you should wash the wound, and remove any hair or other foreign bodies from it. You should inform the police, because if a dog has bitten once, the chances are that it will do so again, and as most victims of dog bites are children; informing the police could save one from being the dog’s next victim. You should also seek medical treatment, as sometimes a dog bite can create problems which are not immediately visible.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you need any help or expert legal advice in order to file any type of personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of these freephone numbers whenever you can, as the lines will be open as always. Call 0800 689 0500 (and use this to call from landlines too), or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. Why not call now for expert legal advice?