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Injured By An Animal

Have you or your loved one been attacked and injured by an animal in which it was not the sufferer’s fault? If you have faced any medical treatment with incurred cost, loss of income or any physical or emotional pain, you are entitled to getting due compensation for the loss suffered. You may face a dog bite whilst going for a stroll with your friends or may also have been strolling with your own pet and were attacked by some other animal. None of these situations are your fault and thus you can get the rightful amount of compensation claim for all the suffering and pain faced.

It may be a cat or a dog that has bitten your loved one; you can get the compensation from the owner of that animal. Injured by an animal accidents can also include being kicked hardly by a horse or the horse throwing you off its back. Such kinds of incidents can involve severe injuries and pain and can affect your head, chest, neck or leg.

Proving that the owner of that cat, horse or dog is to be blamed for the injury suffered can contribute tremendously in getting the compensation claim. In case the animal behaved as it generally does, the owner is usually liable for the injury faced but if the sufferer was making the animal act in that different manner, the owner may not be held responsible. So, it is really crucial to prove that it was the fault of the animal that resulted in facing those injuries.

Some of the steps, which, when taken at the right moment can prove to be really beneficial in getting the compensation includes:

  • Taking the pictures of the incident
  • Taking the pictures of the injuries or damage faced
  • Noting down the contact numbers and names of the people present at the time of the injury
  • Reporting the case to the local police

All these evidences can serve as great proofs in front of the court in order to get the compensation amount. But, it is important to note that the case against the responsible party needs to be filed within a time frame of three years from the accident date in order to get the compensation claim. Also, by seeking the services of a personal injury attorney can be really useful as these professionals are experts in the field of handling such damage and injury cases.

Pedestrian run over by car
Mrs K was knocked over by a car that mounted the pavement, fracturing her tibia. Following extensive medical investigations organised by Cooks, it transpired that the accident brought forward the need for a knee replacement operation in the next 5-10 years. Cooks settled Mrs K’s claim for £28,750.00 she said:
"I am very pleased with the service I have received and would recommend Cookss to my friends. My claim was handled in a very professional manner and I was kept informed of it’s progress. Everyone I met or spoke to was helpful and considerate and I felt confident in their abilities. This was important to me at the time of my accident and later."
Mrs K from Streetly