Debbie Milne | Partner and Solicitor Advocate

Dog Bites

Dog Bites – How can Jackson Boyd help?

We understand that a dog can be more than a loved animal, but also a member of the family.
Dog bites are not uncommon in Scotland. At Jackson Boyd we know that being attacked or bitten by a dog has the potential to affect someone physically, psychologically and emotionally long after the incident.

The Animals (Scotland) Act 1987 contains provisions to ensure that the owner of a dog is found responsible in the event of a bite or an attack by a dog. The act works on a strict liability basis. This means that you are not required to prove that the keeper of the dog was negligent. This means that the keeper can be found liable even when the dog has never been violent before.

If you have suffered an injury as a result of a dog bite or attack, you will normally have only three years to bring a claim, so it is important to act quickly. To minimise the stress you experience at this difficult time and to give you extra peace of mind, we offer a free consultation and operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. To talk to a person who can help, now, call us on 0333 222 1855 or contact us by completing our contact form.

We’ll help you get your life back on track

Jackson Boyd deals with cases for individuals who have been attacked or bitten by a dog on a regular basis. This means we are in an ideal position to assist you, whatever the circumstances. Our specialist team will want to take time to get to know you, to understand the impact that your injury has had on your life and to build a picture of your case. You can claim compensation for not only the pain and suffering you have experienced, but also the loss of past and future earnings, medical costs, care costs and services claims. Jackson Boyd will ensure that we explore every area of you claim, gathering evidence to support your case, and ensuring you receive the maximum compensation owed to you. We have wide experience in dealing with dog bite cases and are confident that we will be able to assist you.

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