Dog Attack Victims

Dog Attack Victims

One additional area of law is Dog Attack Victims. If you have been injured as a result of a dog attack in all probability you would have a cause of action against the dog’s owner, anyone responsible for releasing the dog and possibly against the household insurer of the owner and anyone else involved in the incident.

In our experience dog attacks can be quite serious and frequently involve scaring, often to the face, hands or legs some of which can be quite serious. In addition there can be substantial psychological effects as the result of a dog attack.

Australia has a canine population of about 4 million. Whilst there are no statistics it is estimated that each year more than 100,000 Australians are attacked by dogs causing injuries of varying degrees of severity.

Approximately 12,000-14,000 people are treated at emergency departments of the Nations public hospitals for dog bite injuries and more than 10% of those victims are seriously injured to warrant hospitalisation.

Unfortunately young children have the highest incidents of dog bite injuries and around 60% of all dog bite injuries occur in children under 10 years of age. Worst still many of the bites are to the head, face and neck whereas adults are more likely to be bitten on the lower limbs and hands.

If a member of your family is the victim of a dog bite it is important that you give consideration to pursuing compensation. Our experience is that most dog bites occur when owners do not properly restrain their pets or are oblivious to the presence of others around them. This is a serious problem and one in which if you are a victim you should be encouraged to pursue a compensation claim.

Call us today on 02 9708 2222 to talk to one of our experienced compensation lawyers about your claim.

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