There have been a number of high profile cases recently where children have been injured and even mauled to death by pet dogs. Although the news coverage seems to focus on pit-bull type dogs, with the numbers of imported breeds of dog increasing it is likely that there will be more claims for compensation in the future from many other types of dogs.
Injuries caused by a dog bite or other animal attack can be very serious and traumatic. People can be both physically scarred and suffer psychological problems for life, including a fear of animals or being afraid to go out alone. AJC Law can help you to make a claim if you have been attacked by an animal.
Animal owners and keepers are responsible for ensuring that their animals do not cause injury to others. The Dangerous Dogs Act also requires owners of some breeds of dog to keep them muzzled when in public.
Although most animal attacks are by domestic pets, particularly dogs, other animals that attack can include horses, cattle and zoo animals. If any of these creatures have attacked you then do consider making a claim. However, claims for attacks by dogs are usually only allowed if the dog has showed previous signs of aggression and therefore is recognised as being a risk.
If you or a member of you family have been attacked by an animal or suffered an injury because of an animal’s behaviour you may be entitled to compensation.
The value of claims involving severe injuries from animal attacks can be substantial and here at AJC Law we will obtain all the evidence necessary to give you the best chance of recovering maximum compensation.