How to make a personal injury claim after being attacked by a dog
Although dogs are often described as man's best friend, we should never underestimate the threat they pose not only to their owners but also to members of the public who could suffer serious injuries in an attack and later make personal injury claims.
Dogs will never forget their primal instincts and if sparked they can become extremely violent and aggressive, causing serious personal injuries to people in its vicinity, particularly if it is disturbed while eating.
Signs of aggression
To avoid having to make a personal injury claim for dog bite injuries there are a certain number of signs which could warn you if a dog is about to behave aggressively, these include:
- Crouching on the ground
- Reduction of facial expressions
- Ears flattened down
- Minimal body movement
What to do if you're threatened by a dog
Your reaction to a dog's aggressive behaviour could reduce the risk of you needing to make a no win no fee personal injury claim. To avoid sustaining injuries in a possible attack abide by some of the following rules to avoid a serious injury.
- Do not make sudden movements
- Do not make any loud noises
- Avoid eye contact
- Try to keep your hands in your pocket
What to do in the event of an attack
Sometimes, no matter how much you try to avoid a dog bite attack, the animal may still go for you. If this happens, you should carry out the following instructions in a bid to fend the animal off or reduce your dog bite injuries.
- If the dog has knocked you over, lie still on the floor and curl into a ball
- Use any food you may be carrying to distract the dog
- Try to stop the attack by shouting sit as most dogs would have been trained to obey this command
- Do not run away as the dog may chase you like a predator
If you have been injured in a dog bite attack you may wish to consider contacting a personal injury solicitor to make an accident compensation claim. If you were attacked by a friend's or relative's dog, you needn't worry that your personal injury claim would leave them out of pocket as the claim would be made against their home insurers.
How to make a personal injury claim
If you or somebody you know has suffered personal injuries as a result of an accident that wasn't your fault, you could be eligible to make a no win no fee claim.
Here at The Claim Solicitors, we won't confuse you with technical legal jargon and our friendly claims advisors will take you through every step of making a totally cost-free personal injury claim.
Our personal injury solicitors are experts in the field of injury compensation claims and over the years have achieved an incredible success rate. Therefore, you can feel assured that our solicitors will work hard to secure the damages that you deserve for your personal injuries.
When making a no win no fee claim with us, we can guarantee that you won't have to pay a single penny and if your claim is successful then neither we, nor our personal injury solicitors, will take a cut of the compensation awarded.
To make a totally free personal injury claim today there are a number of ways that you can contact us. You can complete an online claim assessment form, chat online to an advisor or call us for free on 0800 197 32 32.