Our Experienced Dog Bite Attorneys Will Build Your Case so You Can Focus on Recovering
Dogs are most often thought of as lovable and companionable pets. However, sometimes they can become aggressive and bite and injure innocent bystanders. If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, our aggressive dog bite attorneys in Chicago, IL, can secure compensation for medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering.
In Illinois, the statute of limitations for a dog bite is the same as other personal injury cases: you must file a lawsuit within two years of your injury. The clock starts on the same day that the bite or other injury occurred. If you miss this deadline, the case is likely to be dismissed. There is no cost for an initial review of your case and no recovery fee. To speak with one of our attorneys, contact our law firm today.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
There are several common dog bite injuries, all of which can have devastating effects both physically and mentally. Dogs have very powerful bites that can break bone and severely damage the skin. If you were bitten or mauled by a dog, you may experience puncture wounds, lacerations, and other injuries to the skin. These types of wounds can result in infection or disease. Broken bones are also a common injury due to the force of the dog's bite. If an individual is attempting to flee from an attacking dog, they may fall and injure themselves. Dog bites can also cause injuries that result in permanent scarring that can affect an individual's confidence and quality of life.
We have successfully pursued dog bite cases and understand what it takes to secure the compensation that you deserve.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
If you have been injured by an aggressive dog, you need a focused, experienced lawyer to represent you. We can determine the amount of damages you are entitled to, and fight to recover them. We can file a claim on your behalf and allow you to focus on your family and recovery. We will seek statements from those who may have witnessed the accident, such as neighbors or other individuals. The dog may also have a dangerous medical history, including rabies or other diseases. We also can obtain all copies of official reports regarding the incident to further build our case. It is imperative that you seek medical attention right away, and we can help you collect appropriate medical documentation that can help prove your injuries. We have successfully pursued dog bite cases and understand what it takes to secure the compensation that you deserve.
Illinois Is a "Strict Liability" State
The state of Illinois is a strict liability state, which means that the owner of a dog cannot argue that they did not know about their dog's aggressive nature prior to the incident. This allows our attorneys to more effectively prove negligence on the behalf of the dog owner, which can help ensure the recovery of compensation. The laws in place hold the owner of the dog entirely responsible for your injuries and corresponding monetary damages.
Speak with an Attorney
We have successfully pursued dog bite cases and other premises liability cases, and understand what it takes to secure the compensation that you deserve. It is important that you contact us as soon as you are able following the dog-related injury so that we can begin to compile your case.