If a dog has attacked or injured a person or animal, the owner of the dog may be liable to pay damages for veterinary bills, medical bills, costs to personal property and possibly the replacement of the animal. This liability may, however, be affected if the dog was provoked or not solely responsible for the injury. If a person dies because of the injury caused by a dog, the ability to make a claim for damages, will be extended to the deceased family members.
In some circumstances, home and contents insurance policies may cover damages associated with injury or death caused to a person or animal, even if the injuries occurred away from the insureds premises.
If you require further information in relation to a dog attack, contact our Personal Injury Team.