Earlier this year, new laws came into force which bring with them tougher penalties for those whose dogs attack and / or injure someone else. However, despite the new laws being introduced, there have still be numerous reports of dog attacks taking place throughout the UK.
At the beginning of this month, an individual from Herefordshire was airlifted to hospital, where their condition was described as stable and comfortable, after being attacked by two dogs.
Meanwhile, reports have revealed that police forces across the West Midlands have seen an increase in dog attack cases; with Staffordshire police handling almost 200 cases relating to dog attacks in the last 12 months.
Forces within West Mercia and Warwickshire are also reported to have removed a combined total exceeding 70 dangerous dogs from the streets during 2013; whilst in the first six months of this year, they have removed 50 dangerous dogs from the streets.
Whilst the latest figures have revealed that incidents of dog attacks are increasing within the West Midlands, for those who have been injured by an animal, or who’s loved one has been injured by an animal, our personal injury solicitors may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.
Our injury solicitors are on hand to offer honest, impartial and tailored personal injury advice to those who have been injured by a dog, or another animal, through no fault of their own; and by assessing the facts surrounding the incident, we can advise on whether you have a case to make a personal injury claim.
If you do, we will guide you through the process – helping you to achieve the best possible outcome; to find out more about our personal injury services, contact our solicitors today.