The self-employed woman had to cancel customers’ appointments while she recovered from her dog bite injuries, and lost business.
Then she read about our success in similar cases, and this gave her the confidence to instruct us to act. We took the case to court, and won.
We proved the man who brought the dog, a working animal, to the groomer was negligent by not telling her that it posed a risk, and by not muzzling it. We also established that the firm which employed him failed to ensure that he knew how to control the animal.
Our client, who we showed to be a responsible and experienced professional who always took great care to assess an animal’s temperament and avoid any risks, was about to start work on the dog when it lunged at her without warning.
Pinning her against a wall and tearing at her arm and thigh with its teeth, the dog even turned on her partner when he tried to rescue her.
Personal Injury Solicitor Chris Shaw, who has wide legal experience of dealing with dog bite compensation claims, said: “This was a nasty dog bite attack which not only left our client traumatised and badly inured, but also had a catastrophic effect on her lifestyle."
“She was a self employed business, but that was ruined when she was unable to work, and she was left without the regular income she needed.
“That is why it is so important to get not just legal advice, but legal advice from someone who understands this area of law in fine detail and who is therefore well-placed to offer the best advice possible.”
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