Case Study: Child was bitten by a dog – Andrew’s accidentAugust 8, 2011
Andrew was cycling around a local park when he was chased and dragged to the ground by a dog which was running freely around the park. Andrew sustained numerous dog bite marks to his arms and legs as well as suffering from nightmares and flashbacks regarding the incident.
Macks – the dog bite claim specialists
Andrew’s mother contacted Macks. A member of the Macks personal injury team was able to tell her that the dog owner had acted negligently in several ways:
- They failed to have control of the dog in a public place.
- They allowed the dog to roam freely around the public park when they knew or ought to have known that it was dangerous and posed a risk to members of the public.
- They failed to have the dog properly trained and failed to use a muzzle whilst in a public place.
Liability for the dog owner’s negligence was admitted and compensation for Andrew was settled at £8000 and paid into the Court Funds Account until he reaches the age of 18 years.
In view of the psychological injuries caused by the incident, Macks were able to arrange for Andrew to undergo a course of counselling which helped to alleviate his symptoms. The treatment was arranged without any cost to Andrew’s parents and the sessions took place in his home to minimise any disruption to the family.
Making Dog Bite Claim
Macks provide a quality, caring service for all personal injury victims. To find out more about making a dog bite claim please telephone 0800 980 9390. Alternatively, you may wish to complete the 30-second claim form.
Please note that in the interests of preserving our clients’ privacy, we alter some factual details, including names. The report is, however, based on a real case.