Dog bite claims and compensation lawyers
Has a dog bite left you injured or adversely affected your quality of life? If the owner’s actions or negligence allowed the attack to occur, you could be entitled to seek compensation. After three decades of practising law and winning personal injury cases, our firm has the experience to assess your situation and pursue a case if appropriate.
No win no fee dog bite compensation lawyers
The Personal Injury Lawyers believe every Australian should have equal access to civil justice. This is why we operate on a no win no fee basis. If you have a legitimate dog bite claim, we can represent you – no matter what your financial circumstances might be. If your case is unsuccessful, you won’t be liable for any legal fees. Learn more about our No Win No Fee guarantee.
Am I eligible to claim compensation for my dog bite injury?
Eligibility varies from situation to situation. As this is a complicated area of law, it’s best to speak with a personal injury lawyer to discuss how valid or strong your case could be. With that said, there are some factors that can potentially make you ineligible to claim compensation for a dog bite injury. For example, your case may be dismissed if:
- You assaulted or harassed the dog prior to the attack
- You were trespassing on the owner’s property
- You were attacking the dog’s owner or another person the dog is familiar with
How long do I have to make a claim for my dog bite injury?
All personal injury claims need to be made within strict time limits. For cases that fall under public liability law, you usually have three years after the attack to make your claim. However, this time frame can be much smaller in some situations. If you wish to seek compensation after a dog has attacked you, we recommend discussing it with a Lawyer as swiftly as possible.
How do I make a dog bite compensation claim?
With the support of your legal team, you will need to prove the dog’s owner had a duty of care for you and that they breached that duty of care. For example, they might have let their dog off its leash at the park or left the gate open in their backyard. You also need to provide evidence that the owner’s negligence led to you sustaining an injury or damage (i.e. due to the dog’s bite/attack). The compensation process is complex, so we recommend seeking expert legal counsel unless you personally have extensive experience in this field of law.
How much does it cost to make a dog bite compensation claim in Queensland?
The Personal Injury Lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, which means the case won’t cost you anything upfront. At the end of a successful claim, your legal costs will be calculated based on how complicated and long the case was, among other factors. Our firm is always honest and transparent about how we work out our fees.
Who pays my dog bite compensation?
If the dog’s owner is found to be liable for the attack, they will be responsible for paying you compensation.
What will my dog bite claim cover?
This depends largely on the case’s unique circumstances. Your dog bite compensation could cover a number of costs associated with your injuries, such as:
Medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- At-home care
What you can claim is determined based on the facts of your case. Talk to a personal injury expert to discuss the possibilities and options.
Why you should trust The Personal Injury Lawyers with your dog bite compensation claim
We understand how terrifying a dog attack can be, and we know the resulting injuries (both physical and psychological) can be debilitating. The Personal Injury Lawyers are passionate about helping people who have been unfairly hurt by the negligence of others. This is why we fight so hard for our clients, case after case.
With more than 30 years of experience, our personal injury specialists have the niche knowledge and dedication to take your case through to a positive outcome. Call us, email, live chat online or on your mobile or fill out a free instant claim assessment form to take the first step towards compensation. With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast, servicing all of Queensland, we are well placed to seek justice for individuals throughout the state.
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