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Dog Licences

A dog is a man’s most trusted and loyal friend but unfortunately, there may be incidents that a dog attacks and causes you harm in order to protect its territory or its owner. If you have been assaulted by a dog or you got involved in an accident due to a loose dog on the street, you must know that in UK, dog licences are not necessary to keep a dog as a pet. Because animal related accidents like severe dog bites may be disabling and serious, the owner of the dog is liable to be strictly dealt with as per the UK law. The case worsens if a dog is involved in previous accidents also.
Accidents such as dog bites may result in serious injuries as compared to any other situations of personal injuries. Multiple surgeries may be required to be carried out for repairing the damages including serious disfigurement, nerve trauma and an arm or hand rendered unused. In one of the cases, a woman was attacked by a dog due to which she had to receive an entire face transplant. Animal related accidents may also include incidents including property damage or automobile accidents cause due to stray dogs or pet dogs. Dog bites injuries may have devastating psychological as well as physical effects. Emergency medical care, nerve damage, permanent scars and ongoing counselling may be the unpleasant realities for most of the victims of such accidents. A professional animal related accidents lawyer may help in recovering the damages resulting from dog bites and attacks and getting a compensation for the trauma you had to go through. As per UK law, the person attacked by a dog is also entitled to get compensation for all the medical bills he or she had to pay and also for the mental agony he or she had to suffer from.

As per the UK law, the owners of these animals are responsible for their failure to have control over their pets but are no longer required to produce dog licences. In the past pet owners were issued a dog licence identification number along with dog tags which bears the information about the identifier and contact number of the registering institute. If a dog was found with this tag, the rescuer may call the institute for getting the current contact details of the dog’s owners. Licensing the dog also ensured the owners got current vaccinations and was required to be renewed every year or any stipulated period of time.  Dog Licences which made pet owners directly responsible for the dog’s actions were abolished in 1987.  This does not however prevent you from making a valid compensation claim should you be unfortunate enough to become a victim of a dog attack.

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