Compensation has been awarded to a child who was bitten by a dangerous dog

If you have been bitten by a dangerous dog and would like to know if you can claim compensation, then contact our specialist team for a free case assessment on freephone 0808 139 1606 or by emailing us at [email protected]

We recently recovered compensation for a child who was bitten by a dangerous dog.

The four-year-old girl was attacked by a Weimaraner dog whilst walking past the dog owner’s property. The dog jumped the garden fence in an attempt to attack her grandfather’s dog.

The little girl suffered a bite to her thigh requiring surgery. She was left with permanent scarring and a fear of dogs.

The police seized the dog under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

Due to the injury being caused by a dangerous dog the dog owner’s home insurers refused to deal with the claim, leaving the dog owner personally liable.

The little girl’s mother initially contacted a large firm of solicitors. They were unable to help and advised her to seek advice from a local solicitor.  She approached a couple of local solicitors but they were unwilling to deal with the claim a no win no fee basis. The mother was not in a position to pay for a solicitor privately so she contacted us. We assessed her case and told her that we would be happy to take on the claim under a No Win – No Fee agreement.

Partner and specialist dog bite lawyer, Jasmine Moxey-Butler, dealt with the claim. Jasmine had the little girl examined by independent medical experts, at no cost to the mother, and recovered £12,000 in compensation. That money will now be invested by the court until the child turns 18.

The little girl’s mum was very happy with the outcome, saying;

“My daughter was attacked by a stranger’s dog which left her with permanent scarring to the back of her leg.
Jasmine Moxley Butler did all the leg-work for us and kept us up to date with any news from the other side.
Couldn’t have asked for more and my daughter won her case.”

If you have been bitten by a dangerous dog and are looking for lawyers who specialise in no win, no fee dog attack compensation claims then call our free legal helpline or send details of the case to us by email. Call freephone 0808 139 1606 or email [email protected].


Child is bitten by a dangerous dog