bicycle accidents involving pets

Pets play an important role in the lives of many people and for some people they do provide a great companion throughout life. Having a pet is not only a pleasure but it’s also a responsibility and if you do choose to take on this role then you need to understand that your pet needs to be maintained and looked after in a responsible manner – if this doesn’t happen then serious injuries can occur.

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For many people cycling is a popular pastime, but unfortunately the main difference between cycling and taking a car is the amount of protection that you are afforded by a car you simply don’t get on a bicycle. This can mean that if you come into contact with a person – or in this case a pet – who has not been properly maintained or trained, you could find yourself the victim of an accident which has the potential to leave you with serious injuries. 

Who is at fault in this situation?

The actions of a pet are primarily the responsibility of that pet owner and by law that person must ensure that their pet is kept under control and all times. This includes ensuring that the pet is kept within the confines of the property in which they live and not allowed to roam freely across the road in any situation. If you are involved in a bicycle accident which has been caused by a pet which has not been appropriately restrained then you could look to make a compensation claim. 

What are some common claims that are made in these circumstances?

There are many different situations where you could consider making a compensation claim of this type and these include:

  • Compensation for an attack by a pet while riding a bicycle
  • Compensation for a pet causing a road accident
  • Compensation for a pet who has not been appropriately trained
  • Compensation for a pet who has not been properly restrained
  • Compensation against a negligent pet owner. 

Are Manners Pimblett able to help me with my claim?

The team at Manners Pimblett are fully trained industry experts and they can help you with your personal injury claim, every step of the way. Our team will work with you to ensure that you receive the compensation you are entitled to.

If you are interested in working with Manners Pimblett on your compensation claim then get your claim started today on 0845 077 0772. 

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