Case study of a pensioner who was knocked to the ground by a dog

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The facts of the case study

Our client, Mrs T, was dog walking with a friend when they were approached by a young Labrador. The Labrador pestered them for a while before running off. It then returned a short while later, rushing round them at such speed that it collided with Mrs T. The force of the impact threw her into the air, causing her to hit the ground so hard that she ended up requiring a shoulder replacement.
Mrs T instructed solicitors who had been recommended to her by her home insurers. However the Labrador’s owner denied liability on the basis the dog had never acted that way before. the solicitors didnt know what to do and a barrister was called in to consider the case. However, he advised that Mrs T would not win her claim.
Mrs T approached three different solicitors before eventually speaking to ourselves. It was immediately clear to us that she had a case and that her solicitors and barrister had failed to understand the law.
Before coming to us Mrs T had issued court proceedings herself as the claim was in danger of becoming time barred. In a very short space of time we arranged to have her seen by a medical expert and for an expert veterinary surgeon to prepare a report on the dog’s behaviour. Although liability continued to be denied we were confident of success and following negotiations the claim settled for £25,000n out of court.

How we can help if you have been knocked to the ground by a dog

Our lawyers are experts in this specialised field and our success has been independently recognised by the Legal 500.

We have successfully represented many people who have been knocked to the ground by a dog are therefore highly experienced in dealing with this type of claim.

We offer a free case assessment service and are able to work on a No Win, No Fee basis.

If you have been injured by being knocked to the ground by a dog then give us a call or send us an email and our lawyers will quickly assess your case and explain how they can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Pensioner knocked to the ground by a dog