We have won compensation for a boy who was bitten by a dog in the street after his previous solicitors said he didn’t have a claim.

A seven-year-old boy, who for confidentiality reasons we will refer to as L, was playing with his friend in the street. His friend decided to put his water pistol back in his house, but as he opened the front door the family dog escaped and ran into the road. The dog attacked L, biting his arm and leg. His injuries were so severe that he had to undergo surgery the same day.

The dog’s owners took the decision to have the dog destroyed following the attack, but their insurance company denied legal liability for what happened on the basis that the dog had not acted in this way before.

L’s mother instructed one of the biggest firms of solicitors in the country to deal with the claim, but when liability was denied they dropped the claim.

L’s mother was reluctant to let the matter go, especially as her son’s injuries were so bad. She therefore looked around for lawyers who were dog bite specialists and decided to contact our free legal helpline.

After speaking to her we felt that the legal claim had merit, despite what her previous solicitors had concluded. We therefore agreed to take up the case and to work on a No Win, No Fee basis.

We contacted the previous solicitors and obtained their file of papers. It was immediately apparent to us that the solicitor who had been dealing with the case had little understanding of this complex and specialist field of law. We were shocked to discover that they had failed to consider the key elements of any dog bite case, so it was no surprise that the dog owner’s insurers had rejected the claim.

Following just two emails from us the insurance company reversed its decision and admitted liability. This meant that the seven-year-old boy went on to receive the compensation he deserved, including funding for the specialist medical treatment he required.

If you have been bitten by a dog in the street, or you have been told you do not have a valid claim, then contact the experts for a free case review and details of No Win, No Fee funding.

Call us on 0333 888 0435 or email [email protected].

Admission of liability secured for Seven year old attacked in Walsall street after solicitors abandon claim