If you are unfortunate enough to be attacked by dogs, or any other type of animal for that matter, and they cause you to fall over and knock your head quite badly, which causes a whiplash injury as a result, then you may want to use the whiplash accident lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to help you to make an injury compensation claim.
If you are attacked by dogs, then this can extremely distressing and upsetting for you. It can even leave you with psychological problems, meaning you are scared of dogs forever, as well as nasty scars where they have bitten you. You should seek immediate medical treatment if a bite breaks the skin. This is because dog bites can easily become infected.
If you did not provoke the dog attack, and they cause you to fall over badly and sustain whiplash, then you may be able to use the whiplash accident lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline to make an injury claim against the owner of the dog. However, these can be difficult claims to prove.
Dog owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that their animal is safe and not vicious. However, if their animal has never attacked anyone before, then the argument could be how would the owner know that they were going to attack someone?
If you ever find yourself in this situation, and it was through no fault of your own, then contact the whiplash accident lawyers here at Accident Advice Helpline so they can help you to make an injury compensation claim against the owner of the animal.
Cow attacks could also give you whiplash, in which case you would need whiplash accident lawyers
In general, when we think of cows we think of calm and docile creatures. This is not always the case, though. If they feel threatened at all by you, because of how big they are they could cause you to fall over quite hard and cause you a whiplash injury, or worse.
The majority of cow attacks happen straight after a calf is born. The mother will want to protect their calf at any cost, so they will do anything to make sure no harm comes to their young animal.
Farmers should not leave cows in a place where they can attack the general public. While the mother cow is feeling protective of their calfs, the farmer should make sure that they are kept in a field where there are no public footpaths.
If a cow has attacked you, contact the whiplash accident lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline so they can help you to make an injury compensation claim.
Dogs and cows are not the only animals that will attack. There are many others that sometimes for no apparent reason suddenly turn on someone. The problem is that we cannot ask their side of the story, and in their mind they might have had a perfectly good reason for acting as they did.
The 30-second test on our website will give you an estimate of how much you might receive, or you can speak to our expert claim advisors on 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 29th April 2014
Author: Louise Thacker