Monday 11 June 2012

Dangerous Dog Attacks

Assisting Victims of Dangerous Dog Attacks
Article by
Dave Koon Koon

According to NHS figures more than 6,000 adults and children were admitted to hospitals over the year to March 2011 after being attacked by a dog. One national newspaper has even reported that this figure represents the fifth successive year on year increase in injuries caused by dog attacks.

The government has recently proposed tougher sentencing guidelines for the owners of dogs following an attack as well as compulsory microchipping so that the owner of dogs can be traced. But do these measures really go far enough to protect the victims of dog attacks?

I have dealt with claims arising from dog attacks and the injuries can be severe and require substantial rehabilitative treatment.

In order to ensure that the victim of a dog attack is adequately compensated for the physical and sometimes psychological injuries they suffer as well as the financial loss they incur, which in the majority of cases includes loss of earnings, pet insurance, which covers the possibility of a dog causing injury, should be a mandatory requirement of dog ownership.

This is the only way to ensure that innocent victims of dog attacks receive adequate compensation to cover their injuries, financial loss and any treatment they require.

If you have been the victim of a dog attack contact me on 01992 422 128 or at for further advice and assistance.   

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