Accidents caused by animals not only involve considering the Animals Act 1971 but also whether the owner has been negligent, particularly where this is not the first time that the animal has attacked someone and the owner has failed to take reasonable precautions.
Our personal injury experts will discuss with you the facts and law to identify at an early stage:
the right animal (if more than one was involved in the incident)
the legal owner and whether they are insured or otherwise worth suing
the precise arrangements made for looking after the animal
whether there are records of any previous attacks by the same animal
To speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer who can help with an accident caused by an animal or any other type of personal injury claim contact us now by calling, emailing or requesting a callback.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.