How long will it take to bring my dog bite claim

How long will it take to bring my dog bite claim? At the outset of a claim, it is always very difficult to say with absolute accuracy as to how long a personal injury claim will take. This is as equally applicable to a dog bite claim as it is to say, an accident at work.

There are many variables as to how long it will take to conclude a claim. If liability is admitted early and the injuries are not too serious then settlement is likely to occur more quickly than if liability is in dispute and the injuries are more serious.

Every claim is different, but we will be here for you every step of the way.

Our solicitors have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to ensure that your case is dealt with in a thorough and professional manner. We will do our absolute best to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

General timeframes for your dog bite claim:

If a claim is brought against an individual dog owner then it is dealt with under what is known as the Personal Injury Pre-action Protocol. Under the Protocol following notification of a claim, the owner`s insurers have three months in which to respond with a decision regarding liability.

If liability is admitted then subject to the extent of your injuries, we will obtain medical evidence in the form of a report from an independent medical expert. This report will allow us to value your injuries.

If liability is denied, then we will review the evidence disclosed on behalf of your opponent in support of the denial. We will seek your instructions and advise you accordingly.

It may be that your opponent has a solid defence and we are unable to pursue the matter further. If this is the case then as long as you kept to your responsibilities under the Agreement, there will be no charge for the work we have done on your behalf.

If we believe that your claim still has prospects of success even though liability is denied, then we shall continue to pursue your claim on your behalf. We shall gather the necessary evidence to prove your claim in the event we need to take it to court.

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