There is nothing worse than walking down the road to be confronted by a snarling, drooling barking dog. Wait, there is something worse. The dog bites you.
If you are bitten by a dog this can lead to a serious injury particularly if the wound becomes infected. For that reason, you should seek urgent advice from a specialist personal injury claims lawyer as to your rights.
Generally, personal injury claims can be made against the dog owner and the perhaps the local Council.
As a rule of thumb, every dog gets one free bite and if it cannot be shown that the owner and Council knew or ought to have known that the dog had a propensity to bite your claim may not succeed. It must be proven that the owner and Council knew the dog was a biter and nothing was done about it.
This can only be established through investigations that your lawyer will do for you including speaking to neighbours, obtaining records from the Council and other steps.
Your Trusted Lawyer for Injury Claims
Any claim that you may bring is under the Personal Injuries Proceedings Act. The limitation period is three years.
Your Claim Lawyers can assist with all your personal injury claims. Please call us anytime on 1800 968 725 or 0400 839 314 for a free consultation.