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Animal Bites

Have you ever been attacked, knocked over or bitten by an animal and have suffered injuries?  You hold civil and legal right to claim compensation regardless of whether you are a child or adult.

The animal might have been off the lead or free from its collar.  Whatever the situation is, you should not suffer in silence. In recent news, there have been severe animal attacks especially dog attacks and in some, a child has passed away. Rising ratio of animal bites has caused large number of people to get more aware of animal bites and majority of people carry wooden sticks, walking sticks or cane for protecting themselves.

The animal might knock you and pounce over you but it might also try to bite you. Many animals such as dogs have extremely sharp teeth, therefore puncture wounds and injuries are quite common. In addition to puncture wounds, you may also suffer from flesh wounds and scratches. You should seek medicinal attention for animal bites wounds since dogs constitute numerous kinds of bacteria as well as viral infections inside their mouths. According to a specific animal breed, the medical team will give you appropriate medial treatment.

You must ensure that you take the contact details from the dog owner, which attacked in order to pass on this information to the police as well as the solicitor for making your compensation claim.

The best way to make successful compensation claim against the responsible person for pet is when the individual has done all they can in order to protect others if they are aware of the fact that there dog might be dangerous. This involves ensuring that the dog is safe and cannot get out of the restricted area alone, placing the sign of Beware of the pet and also warning friends, neighbours and family to not to tame the dog, since it can attack. If a responsible owner has already taken all these measures then too someone overlooks the measures and signs in that case the dog bite might be on purpose or provoked.

If the dog possessor proves this then sometimes they will not be held liable for the animal bite as well as compensation because of the contributory negligence.

If you have gone through animal bites and suffering due to that you might be entitled to claim compensation. This claim will allow you to recover the medical expenses and fees that you have paid and have to pay in the future for the mental and physical suffering you suffered.

Public Liability
Pedestrian Fall from Bicycle
Miss H was knocked off her bicycle when her front tyre struck a loose paving stone jutting into the road. She sustained a head injury causing severe short term memory loss and mood swings. After 2 years her original Solicitors withdrew from the case as they believed her claim had less than a 50% chance of succeeding. Miss H contacted Cooks who agreed to represent her on a No win No fee basis.

Within 18 months the matter was resolved and Miss H received a settlement cheque of £300,000.00. She told us
"Thank you Cooks for believing in me and my claim. My Solicitor was always available to me and happy to explain each step of the process. The only surprise was how much you managed to obtain for me without the need to go to trial. I will tell all my friends about your great service."
Miss H from London