Dog owners have a responsibility to keep their pets under control to safeguard the public from potential attacks. Failing to keep a dog on a lead and putting a muzzle on it can make them liable in the event of the dog attacking someone. The questions below are ones that we get asked a lot, but if yours isn't answered here, feel free to call us; we'd be happy to help.
What type of injuries can I claim for?
What do I need to have done to make a claim?
How much will it cost?
Subject to a satisfactory Risk Assessment in respect of your case, we’ll enter into a No Win No Fee Agreement. This is also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement.
If we enter into a no win no fee arrangement (Conditional Fee Agreement), we’ll finance the case on your behalf. If your claim is won, we’ll restrict our fees payable by you, inclusive of vat, to a maximum of 25% of the compensation you’re awarded. We’ll guarantee that you’ll receive at least 75% of the compensation awarded, subject to the following deductions:
- After the Event Insurance Premium
- Unrecovered disbursements
- Any fees incurred because of your breach of the Agreement
Further information in respect of the Conditional Fee Agreement will be provided within our client care documentation.
How long will it take?
Will I have to go to court?
How much compensation will I get?
How long do I have to make a claim?
What should I do if I want to make a claim?
What's after the event insurance?
In certain circumstances we may recommend that you take out an insurance policy which is known as After the Event Insurance (ATE). After The Event Insurance is insurance which covers the legal costs and expenses involved in litigation.
The fees relating to After The Event insurance can vary and are deductible from the damages awarded should your claim be successful. Further information in respect of After The Event Insurance will be provided in our client care information.
What's a risk assessment?
Upon receipt of your instructions, in relation to your accident claim, we’ll advise what, if any, documentation/information is required from you to enable us to complete the risk assessment.
Assessing the risks involved in litigation is a key element of a Conditional Fee Agreement. It's a crucial step when trying to determine the likelihood of success in any particular case and will involve consideration of all the available evidence. We’ll complete a risk assessment within two working days of receiving the required documentation/information and advise you of the outcome.
You won't be charged for us to carry out a risk assessment, but if your claim is successful, we’ll look to recover the costs incurred on your behalf from the negligent third party.
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