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Animal Related Accidents

Animal attack compensation

Claiming compensation for animal related accidents that have been caused due to the negligence of someone else is a legitimate claim. While accident claims at a workplace or in a vehicle are quite common place there are also times when domestic pets of people also leave you distressed by a sudden attack that may have changed your life considerably. The effect can be either psychological or physical or both that many times also take a lot of time to heal. Such injuries caused by animals can be compensated for from their owner or their insurers, for it is their responsibility to keep their pets in check so that they do not harm anyone.

Attacks from dogs like Pit bulls and Rottweilers have been reported many times for an accident claim and can often be pursued under The Dangerous Dogs Act. There are many others animals as well that can be dangerous or that may turn wild due to certain circumstances around them and may end up hurting you tremendously. In case of animal attacks, the victims have also been discovered to be children in many cases, who generally sustain more injuries in such circumstances and so must be compensated.

The victim is eligible to ask for compensation within 3 years of the time period when the incident took place. Any delay in claiming for compensation after this time period may deprive a victim of his right to ask for compensation from the animal attack.

Recovering From an Animal Attack

All that will be covered in the compensation amount you get include medical bills, lost wages, suffering and pain, emotional stress, disfigurement and even psychological impact. The amount of compensation you get will largely depend upon the extent of your injury and your ability to prove the owner's negligence in the court. If you can prove that the owner was aware of the aggressive behaviour of his or her pet and still allowed it to run loose, then it will demonstrate total disregard on the part of the owner and he or she will be negligent. Although your physical and mental injuries cannot be compensated by getting money, some financial help will prove to be extremely helpful in recovering from an animal attack.

Car Accidents Involving Animals

Car accidents involving animals can be devastating for the occupants of the vehicle, although you may think the main risk and cause for concern would be that you kill the animals, there is quite a large risk for the occupants of the vehicle, especially if you have a car accident involving a large animal. These may be animals such as the following:

  • Livestock
  • Cattle, such as cows and bulls
  • Horses
  • Sheep
  • Pets
  • Wild Animals
  • Deer

 

Although there aren't as many larger animals within the UK, there is still some danger of having an accident with a larger animal. Even the smaller animals, such as turtles, hedgehogs and cats for example can cause some danger if a car swerves to avoid hitting them.

Get in touch with our Accidents Involving Animals specialists who will work you through each and every step, ensuring you gain the money you deserve - no win no fee!

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Mrs B was crossing a pedestrian crossing pushing her grandson in a baby buggy when she was knocked to the ground by a car driven by the defendant. The accident caused a complex fracture to her right foot.   Liability was denied as both parties claimed the lights were in their favour. At trial Cooks were successful in proving Mrs B’s case and she was awarded £90,000.00.
"I would like to thank you and all your staff for your courtesy and professionalism in what has been a very distressing time for us all..."
Mrs B from London