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Dog Bite Claims

Have you been bitten or attacked by a dog? You could claim compensation

There are over 8 million dogs in the UK and many can turn aggressive upon contact with people, depending on the situation. You’ve probably heard the saying “it’s not the dog, it’s the owner’s fault” but unfortunately, many dogs are bred these days purely for fighting and this can make some breeds become immediately associated with being vicious.

However, it’s not just the breeds you might assume for being vicious that you need to look out for, as many dog bite claims we receive are from people who have had a seemingly placid breed attack them. The most aggressive dog is the Dachshund, which ironically is one of the smallest dogs and not publicly referred to as a vicious type of animal, therefore many assume the smaller dogs like this will be friendly.

Here are the top 10 most aggressive dog breeds:

  • Dachshund
  • Chihuahua
  • Jack Russell terrier
  • Giant Schnauzer
  • Rottweiler
  • Chow Chow
  • Pit Bull
  • Papillon
  • Cocker Spaniel
  • Doberman

Many of the breeds listed above are family pets and it’s an unfortunate fact that some can be too vicious to be around small children, so parents must keep their child away from any dog that could get overexcited or turn vicious on a child. Even the Cocker Spaniel, which is one of the most popular family pets, is listed as a vicious dog. One of the most affectionate and mild natured dog breeds is the Labrador Retriever, but you can never fully trust a dog not to hurt a human being, albeit accidentally, so its important to remain vigilant with all animals.

It is estimated that there are over 200,000 dog bite attacks every year in the UK, with many children attacked making headline news due to the ferocity of the attack. Some dog bites are less serious than others, but in some cases a dog bite attack can prove fatal, particularly for youngsters. It is therefore important that you report the dog bite as soon as possible and find out if you are eligible to claim for dog bite compensation.

Many solicitors would not be prepared to pursue a dog bite accident claim, and this is usually due to the complexity of the process which costs time and money. Thankfully, if you speak to then you can be sure that we will be able to pursue the dog bite claim on your behalf, striving for a successful outcome and guaranteeing our no win no fee policy.

There are a number of dog bite consequences which can be claimed for, including:

  • Medical expenses following the dog attack
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Psychiatric injury/ physical injury

Providing the dog bite took place in the last 3 years, you could be eligible for claiming dog bite accident compensation. We understand the traumatic nature of the situation, particularly if the incident took place with a child involved, and we offer care, compassion and professionalism at all times. You’re in safe hands with us.

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