I’ve been bitten by a stranger’s dog
There is generally a requirement for dogs to be kept on leads when they are out with their owners. Common practice dictates that a dog of any size or breed should be kept under control by its owner so that the chances if it causing injury to anyone else is greatly reduced. Sadly though there are instances where dogs are not kept on leads and they can attack passers-by leading to severe bite wounds and emotional trauma. If this is something that has happened to you then Accident Advice Helpline and our solicitors in Petersfield can help.
Whether it be in the local park, walking down the street, or on someone else’s property it should be taken as a given that a dog (particularly a breed that is likely to become agitated) should be removed from the situation or kept under tight rein. And contrary to popular belief being bitten by a dog doesn’t just happen to postmen! Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors deal with enquiries from individuals from all walks of life who have unfortunately found themselves on the receiving end of a dog’s bite.
Am I entitled to compensation if a dog bites me?
As with all accidents if it wasn’t your fault and it happened within the last three years then you may well have a legal right to claim. Accident Advice Helpline will look at your case with a view to seeing whether or not you have a case to be answered. Dog bites can lead not only to injuries that take a long time to heal but also can lead to scars that can need plastic surgery.
In addition to this they can leave the person who has been bitten with a morbid fear of dogs as a result. A kind of emotional trauma if you will. Our solicitors are experienced in dealing with such cases and can help you receive the right level of compensation in line with your injuries if the accident was the result of someone else’s inability to keep their animal under control.
I’ve been bitten by a dog – should I call solicitors in Petersfield?
If you have suffered an injury as the result of a dog bite then you should look to contact us here at Accident Advice Helpline. We will look at the circumstances surrounding the incident and together with our solicitors assess if you have a claim for compensation.
Contact us on our landline telephone number which is 0800 689 0500 or our mobile number 0333 500 0993 (mobile charges may apply and vary from network to network) or text the words ‘CLAIM365’ to 88010. A member of our experienced and friendly team will return your call.
Date Published: 9th May 2015
Author: David Brown