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Personal injury sustained due to out of control dog - £17,000 settlement

Stephensons’ personal injury solicitors recently settled a case on behalf of a woman who had fallen as a result of her neighbours’ out of control Alsatian dog. 

The woman, who was 74 years old at the time of the accident, was walking her friend’s dog, when an Alsatian dog jumped over the wall of a garden, barking furiously and jumping up at her. She turned away and, while doing so, fell onto the road, landing heavily on her hand. The woman suffered from fractures and dislocation to the fingers in her left hand which required surgery. 

Stephensons brought an action against the owners of the dog arguing that they were strictly liable for the damage caused. Liability was eventually admitted by the owners and they made an offer to settle. Our personal injury team was able to advise the woman on the value of her claim, which was eventually settled for £17,000 as a result of an increased offer. 

Sadly, there have been several cases involving dog bites in recent times. This case illustrates that an out of control dog need not bite a person to injure them. If you have been involved in a similar case, our personal injury solicitors are able to assist you. 

  

If you have been affected by a similar situation contact our personal injury solicitors for initial advice in relation to your claim, call us on 0333 344 4772 or complete our online personal injury claim form and a member of the team will contact you.

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