Being bitten or injured by a dog can feel traumatic and scary. Depending on the breed of dog, you could have serious injuries and after-effects such as suspicion or fear of dogs, even if they are leashed.
You don’t deserve to be in pain or left suffering. Any physical or psychological trauma you’ve experienced is wrong. We exist to make it right.
If a dog attacked you and it wasn’t your fault, you could make a claim for compensation. We’re here to offer free, impartial advice about making a risk free public liability claim, so if you’re ready to speak to somebody about your injuries and experience give us a call at no charge on 1800 106 107.
Making a dog bite claim in Victoria
If you’re thinking about making a dog bite claim there are a couple of things to keep in mind.
Firstly, to make a claim your accident must have been somebody else’s fault and caused you an injury as verified by a doctor or medical professional.
If your dog bite sounds like the above, then you could have grounds for a claim.
To help us lodge a dog bite claim it’s useful to have the following information when you contact us:
• The name and address of the dog owner
• The police details, if you contacted police
• And if possible, whether you know the owner has pet or home insurance
We also recommend that you report a dog bite or dog attack to the police. The police can then make sure the owner takes the right safety measures to keep passers-by safe.
Your local police will keep a record of potentially dangerous dogs, which helps to protect the broader community.
If the dog that attacked you is a known dangerous dog, then your claim has a higher chance of success, especially if the owner did not follow the dangerous dog rules. This could be the dog owner not using a muzzle or lead, despite being advised to by the police.
What to do if you have been bitten by a dog
If you’ve fallen victim to a dog attack or bite, we recommend seeking medical attention at once. Dog bites can easily become infected, even if they do not appear serious. By seeking medical attention, you can feel sure your injury won’t cause further harm.
Also, once you’ve sought medical attention, you can use medical records as evidence of your injury.
Even if you were bitten on holiday, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Dogs abroad can carry rabies or other viruses that can be harmful or fatal to humans.
Children and dog attacks
If your child has been injured as the result of a dog attack, we empathize with your situation. It is one of the hardest moments for a parent to endure. We can’t take away what happened to them, but we can help your child gain the support he or she needs without putting your family out of pocket.
We can help you make a compensation claim for the injury your child has suffered, including psychological trauma.
We can help you claim on behalf of a loved one. Ask us how on 1800 106 107 to discuss your child’s experience and how we could help with a compensation claim by proxy.
Contact us Today to Make a Dog Bite Claim
We know all there is to know about making a no win no fee compensation claim for dog bites. Contacting us is simple. You can call us discuss your experience. Plus, your call with us is completely obligation free – meaning we won’t rush, pressure, or force you into starting a claim. This goes against our policy. If you do choose to claim, a specialist lawyer will handle your case from beginning to end.
If you just need some advice and have questions or want to start your claim, contact us for free today on 1800 106 107 and find out more.