Dog Bite

 

HAVE YOU SUFFERED BECAUSE OF A DOG BITE? IF YOU, YOU CAN START A CRIMINAL INJURY CLAIM.

Many of us feel safe being around dogs as a majority of dogs have a playful temperament. However, dogs can be unpredictable and sometimes a dog may turn aggressive.

Every year many people suffer from a Dog bite and it is a traumatic experience not only for the victims but also for their families.

In accordance with the law, all dog owners are responsible for their dogs and are liable if their pet attacks another person.

If you have been a victim of a dog attack, then you can start a criminal injury claim

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE TO MAKE A CLAIM?

  1. Did your accident happen in the last three years?
  2. Was the accident someone else’s fault?
  3. Where you injured as a result of the accident?

If you said YES to all three questions, call us now on 0208 635 5555 and we can start your claim straight away.

HOW MUCH CAN I CLAIM?

Depending on the severity of consequences the pay-out might be different. To find out an approximate size of pay-out, you can use personal injury claim calculator.

WHAT WILL MY COMPENSATION COVER?

You will get compensation for:

  • Compensation for personal injury
  • Loss of earnings and financial losses
  • Medical expenses and prescription fees
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Travel expenses
  • Private care costs

NO WIN - NO FEE

Our solicitors work on no win – no fee basis. Hence, there’s no financial risk to making a no win no fee claim.

For further information please refer to the Terms and Conditions of the solicitor’s contract.

I’M NOT SURE IF MY INJURY IS SERIOUS ENOUGH

Except in very minor injuries, it is very rare to not have some degree of incapacity after your accident.

Even a simple injury to your hand could make ordinary household chores and personal care, more difficult to do. A sprained ankle could mean that you are unable to get around as easily. In such circumstances, you will need assistance from your relatives and friends.

Good news is that any assistance that you receive will potentially be possible to recover from the Defendant as part of a claim for compensation.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IMMEDIATELY AFTER INJURY

  • Identify the dog’s owner and get their contact details (full name, phone number, address).
  • Report the incident to the police station and obtain Police Incident Number. If there have been reports against the same dog earlier, it will help your case.
  • Take the contact details of any witnesses to the attack.
  • Go to the nearest hospital or GP. Even if no medical treatment is needed, the doctor will record your injuries, and this will help during your claim process.
  • Get photographs of your injuries. Later get photographs of your scars as well.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION?

You might be eligible for criminal injury compensation if:

  • You were the victim of a violent crime.
  • You were not to blame in any way for the incident.
  • You sustained an injury whilst taking reasonable steps to stop a crime.
  • You were mentally affected by witnessing a loved one falling victim to a violent crime, or by the aftermath of such an event.
  • You are a relative of someone who has died as a result of violent crime.

WHO CAN CLAIM CRIMINAL INJURIES COMPENSATION?

  • Spouse or partner provided you were living together at the time of the accident
  • Natural or adoptive parents or parental guardian
  • A child of the victim

WHAT WILL LITKRAFT NEED FROM YOU?

To start your case, we will need to know the following:

  • the date of the accident, where and how it happened;
  • the contact details for any witnesses;
  • the details of your injuries, medical diagnosis, and treatment;
  • proof of your loss of earnings and other financial expenses which are the result of your injury;
  • any documents that can be used to support your claim.

Keep a full record of any expenses you incur as a result of your accident. This may include the cost of medical treatment, travel involved in obtaining medical treatment, and even costs incurred by your family traveling to visit you whilst you recover.

HOW TO CLAIM FOR MY INJURY?

Our personal injury lawyers are experts and will help you to understand the process of making a claim in simple terms.

1. ASSESSMENT

2. SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

3. PREPARE A LETTER OF CLAIM

4. MEDICAL EXAMINATION

5. NEGOTIATIONS – ADMIT OR DENY LIABILITY

 

You can find more information here.

IF YOU WERE REJECTED BY OTHER LAWYERS

Even if you were let down somewhere else, contact us and we will do our best to get what you deserve.

Call LITKRAFT now on 0208 635 5555 and start your accident claim. Our office is open between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. – Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Need legal assistance – do you have a claim?

Get in touch now with any enquiries and our friendly experts will get back to you as soon as possible.