Defending a civil claim

We can also help you to defend claims if your dog been accused of injuring someone, or assist in limiting your liability if your dog has injured someone. It is not usually that clear cut when a person claims for an injury caused by an animal. As a general rule, to be successful with a civil claim, a claimant would need to show that you have been negligent, or the animal has done something previously (e.g. attacked someone) and you were aware of this. However, please be aware this does not limit any criminal charges which may be brought against you.

We are experts in defending civil claims, so if you find yourself in this situation, please contact us for advice.

We strongly recommend that every dog owner has insurance with public liability cover to meet and pay for any potential claim which may be brought against them.

If you do not have insurance we can agree a fixed fee with you to defend a claim, please contact us to discuss further.

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