Eight year old Cameron Whithers was playing catch in his great aunts garden when her dog unexpectedly mauled him locking his jaws on Cameron’s head and biting him in the arm, fingers and face. What makes the attack more surprising is that the dog “Dexter” is a border collie and these are thought to be one of the more loyal breeds of dog.
Cameron’s mother has expressed dissatisfaction about the fact that no action has been taken against the dog owner, the police saying that they cannot do anything as the accident occurred on private property.
Cameron has had to be treated in hospital and is now recuperating at home.
If you have been the unfortunate victim of a dog attack then you could make a claim for compensation. A dog bite claim can be easy to prove if the dog is already known to be dangerous and that the owners have not taken suitable precautions such as ensuring the dog is muzzled or on a lead.
You can make a claim for compensation even if the police do not take any action and if the attack occurred on private property.
If you have been the victim of a dog attack you may be able to make a claim. It is important that you get independent expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers.