Irvings wins compensation for victim of dog bite
Mr S was on holiday at a campsite. He went to speak to his neighbour on the site when one of his neighbour’s dogs jumped up at him and bit him. Mr L tried to run away but was dragged back by the dog and it continued the attack until the owner managed to pull it away.
As well as being a very frightening experience Mr L suffered cuts and bruises to his arm and leg where the dog had bitten him. He had to attend at hospital for treatment.
Mr S contacted Irvings and we sent a letter to the dog owner. We also contacted the police and a neighbour of the owner at his permanent address for information as to whether the dog had attacked before, which it had.
Liability was admitted by the insurance company of the dog owner and a settlement was agreed of £2,500.
Compensation enables child to receive treatment for fear of dogs
Our client B was just 6 years old when he was attacked by a large dog.
The owner was reported to the police and he was subsequently convicted of not controlling his animal.
Fortunately B’s physical injuries were not as bad as they could have been, but he developed a severe fear of dogs.
Irvings recommended that compensation be pursued and commenced a claim. The dog owner tried to defend it on the basis that the child had provoked the dog into the attack. However his insurance company eventually admitted liability for the accident.
B was awarded £6,000 which was used to obtain CBT psychological treatment to help with the fear of dogs. Following treatment there was a marked improvement and his fears have lessened markedly.