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Dog attack on girl tore off nose and lips

A dog attack on a teenage girl aged 16 has left her with severe injuries and extensive scarring.

She was attacked by a Japanese Akita crossed with a Rottweiler whilst at her friends house when she sat in a chair which she was told afterwards belonged to the dog.

The dog owners cannot be prosecuted as the attack took place on private property and the dog was not a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The dog bit her on her face, tearing off her nose and lip, fracturing the cheek bone and pulling out her tear duct.

A dog attack on a teenage girl aged 16 has left her with severe injuries and extensive scarring.

She was attacked by a Japanese Akita crossed with a Rottweiler whilst at her friends house when she sat in a chair which she was told afterwards belonged to the dog.

The dog owners cannot be prosecuted as the attack took place on private property and the dog was not a banned breed under the Dangerous Dogs Act.

The dog bit her on her face, tearing off her nose and lip, fracturing the cheek bone and pulling out her tear duct.

She required extensive surgery having had two operations and required over 100 stitches. She has been scarred for life and still suffers psychologically as she is afraid of dogs, strangers and is scared of going out in public.

The government have called for a change in the law to accommodate for attacks that occur on private property.

We act for a number of clients who have suffered injuries from dog bites. If you have been a victim of a dog attack you may be able to make a claim. It is important you get independent expert legal advice, preferably as soon as possible from one of our specialist lawyers.

If you think you may have a dog bite claim, contact our specialist personal injury lawyers for immediate advice. Call Actons Injury Solicitors free on 08081 355 355 or click here to start your claim now.

Posted on May 7, 2013

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