The cost of dangerous dogs
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There is however recourse to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority. By way of example, in CICA v CICP/First-tier Tribunal and TS  UKUT 444 (AAC) (19 November 2012), the victim was attacked by a dog, which had escaped from the garden where it was supposed to be confined. The victim believed that he being attacked by the dog and â€œinstinctivelyâ€ cycled into the road to avoid it. He was hit by a car and seriously injured.
The car driver was not to blame in the sense of incurring any criminal or civil liability. The dog owner could not afford to compensate TJ even if successful civil proceedings had been taken against her. The extent of TJâ€™s injuries was such that he was in hospital for four months. He made an application to the CICA and ended up with an award of Â£115,280.
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