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Shocking increase in dog attacks

May 14, 2018

BBC News is reporting a shocking increase in dog attacks, resulting in MPs re-examining the Dangerous Dogs Act and its effectiveness. But what can you do if you are attacked and injured by a dog?

Hospital admissions for dog attacks rose by 76% in a decade, according to the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee.

Many people would think it should be straightforward to get help in such a situation, particularly as a dog attack can result in very serious injuries, including permanent disfiguring scarring, and even death.

Unfortunately this is often not the case however, as dog owners are not required by law to have insurance, and whether the dog was on public or private property can make a difference.

If you or someone close to you has been injured by a dog, it is important to act quickly in reporting the attack to the police and gathering as much information as possible, getting the name and address of the dog owner, and details of insurance if they have it. You can then speak to a specialist solicitor, such as ourselves, who can guide you through the process of getting help, including treatment for injuries if necessary.

Read full article on BBC website here

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Shocking increase in dog attacks

Sophie Hamilton

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