All dog owners have an obligation to keep their dog under control whilst out in public and if anyone suffers a dog bite injury then in most cases, they will be responsible. In other words, if you suffer a dog bite injury and it was caused by a dog belonging to someone else, then you may be able to claim.
An incident resulting in a dog bite injury could include things like:
- A loose animal attacking you in the street
- An over-excited dog biting you whilst on a walk with it’s owner
- Another dog biting your dog at any time
What Can I Claim For?
When you or your pet suffer a dog bite injury, it can have a number of financial consequences. That’s why at LawClaim.net, we focus on more than just the injury compensation.
Other expenses to consider that should be a part of your claim include:
- Loss of Earnings
- Travel to and from medical appointments due to the dog bite injury
- Gratuitous Care (we can claim an hourly rate for all the time you have needed assistance with things that you would have normally done for yourself, but for your injuries)
- Medication and Treatment
How Does It All Work?
Making a claim for a dog bite injury is quite straightforward. It all starts with an informal chat to discuss your circumstances. We’ll talk about your prospects of success and what exactly we can do to help make life easier for you in the meantime.
Once we have taken on your case, we’ll submit your claim to the dog owner, who will pass this on to their insurers to deal with if they have this. We will negotiate directly with the owner or their insurers to settle the claim fairly and obtain any treatment that you need to assist your recovery.
If they do not accept responsibility for your accident, we can take your case to court, but don’t worry, as only a very small percentage of cases are actually settled in court. Most are dealt with directly with the other side by way of negotiation.
The LawClaim Difference
Any personal injury lawyer can take on a case for an dog bite injury, but it takes experience and skill to get the best settlement.
The key difference that you’ll get when claiming for a dog bite injury through LawClaim is the way in which your claim will be handled. Unfortunately most large firms have to use junior lawyers or case handlers who are not even qualified solicitors to handle your case, with as little time spent on your case as possible, in order to make it profitable for them.
But because our clients come to us directly and we do not have the same overheads, we can afford to spend as much time and put in as much work as is required to get the best outcome possible for you.
It’s not surprising that so many of our clients started their cases elsewhere, but transferred to us when the realised that they needed more time and effort to get the right result for them.
So what does this mean to you? By choosing LawClaim, depending on your circumstances, you could get:
- A higher settlement for your dog bite injury claim
- Private medical treatment
- An interim payment to keep you afloat whilst your claim is being dealt with
- Reimbursement of your travel costs, medication costs and other out-of-pocket expenses
Start Your Claim Now
We’re here to help. Get in touch today for an informal no-obligation chat about your circumstances and we’ll happily talk through your options. We’ll address any questions or concerns that you may have and help you to understand the legal process in clear, jargon-free language.
If you’re ready to discuss your dog bite injury claim with us, click the button below and let’s get started!