If you or a loved one have been injured due to a dog bite or dog attack, you may have a right to claim for compensation.
The owner of a dog is liable in respect of injuries to a person caused by their dog wounding or attacking that person. The owner may also be liable for damage to the personal property of a person (including clothing) caused by the dog in the course of attacking that person. Home and contents insurance including Public Liability will usually cover the owner of a dog. Our expert lawyers will be able to ascertain whether the owner of the dog is covered by insurance and advise you of your entitlements.
Expert Dog Bite and Dog Attack Lawyers
Our lawyers are accredited by the Law Society of NSW as Specialists in Personal Injury Law. Accreditation by the Law Society recognises exceptional knowledge and skill in conducting personal injury law claims.
In fact, our lawyers practice exclusively in the area of compensation law and have dealt with several clients that have been the victim of dog bites and dog attacks. This sole focus means they understand the difficulties faced by injured people and what is required to obtain the best possible outcome in your claim.
What Can I Claim if I am attacked or bitten by a dog?
A dog attack can be a very traumatic experiences. Often, injuries result in significant physical and psychiatric injuries injuries such as scarring, neurological injuries, disfigurement and post traumatic stress. If you have suffered injuries as a result of a dog bit or attack you may be able to claim for:
- Pain and suffering - a lump sum for the pain and suffering that you have endured due to your injuries.
- Treatment - compensation for all reasonable and necessary treatment expenses.
- Loss of earnings - including future income loss if you can prove that your injuries will have an impact on your ability to earn income in the future
- Domestic care and assistance – care and assistance required that is directly related to the injury sustained in the dog incident.
- Damage to property (including clothing)
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The above information is general information only. For a free consultation and specific advice regarding your claim from one of our experts please contact us on Free Call 1800 122 555 or complete our Free Advice Form.