Dog & Animal Injury Compensation Lawyers
Have you suffered an injury as a result of a dog or any other pet? If so then you could be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim via our solicitors** in Bolton. This is because owners have a duty of care towards other members of the public, namely to ensure that their dog or pet does not cause harm. This duty of care is further increased where an owner is aware that the animal aggressive and has attacked in the past.
Dog Bite and Animal Attack Compensation
A dog, pet or other animal injury can be physically painful and psychologically traumatising and you can make a compensation claim for both these types of injuries. Whilst any animal can cause injury the most common claims are made against dog bites. Whilst dog bites are seldom fatal, thousands of people, particularly young children, are attacked, injured and require medical attention every year because of dogs.
The most common claims are against pit bulls terriers and rottweilers, although any dog can be dangerous. There is even statutory protection for members of the public against violent dogs. The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 imposes a duty on owners to ensure that their dogs are muzzled in public. To increase your chances of making a successful claim you would have to show that the dog was covered by the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and that the owner knew or ought to have known that the dog was dangerous.
If you’ve been the victim of an animal attack, contact us today
If you would like to make a claim following an injury caused by a dog, pet or other animal then you should speak to a personal injury solicitor in Bolton within three years of the date of the accident. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on how serious your injuries are and will include any other losses that you have incurred such as medical bills, loss of income, travel expenses and so on.
Making a claim is simple with the assistance of our personal injury solicitors in Bolton who will deal with your case on a no win no fee* basis and therefore you do not have to worry about excessive legal fees for bringing a claim.
Dog, Pet and Animal Injury Lawyers Bolton
Call us on 01204354078 or if you prefer you can also contact us online for more information.