Illinois Dog Bite Attorneys that Fight for Their Clients

Under Illinois law, a dog owner is liable for any injuries that have been caused as a result of a dog bite or attack. This means that the animal’s owner is liable for their pet’s actions, even if the dog has never attacked anyone before.

Dog attacks can have a physical, financial, and emotional impact on every aspect of a person’s life. Our Illinois dog bite lawyers have years of experience with dog attack cases and will fight for a client’s legal rights during negotiations or in the courtroom.

What to do Following a Dog Attack

If you have been bitten by a dog, then you’ll need to take some important actions in order to protect your legal rights. Our lawyers have outlined the most important actions you need to take including the following:

  • Identify the owner of the animal
  • Identify the dog
  • Obtain the dog owner’s information, including their phone number, name, and address.
  • Obtain the names and telephone numbers of anyone who witnessed the attack.

Typically, dog owners will not be truthful concerning a dog attack because they’re afraid that their dog will be euthanized. In this type of case, witness testimony or a witness statement will be crucial in getting you the compensation you deserve.

  • Contact law enforcement or animal control to file an incident report.
  • Take photos of your clothing, wounds, and any scratches and bruising.
  • Seek medical treatment
  • Contact a lawyer

To protect your rights, you must not do the following:

  • Sign anything that the dog owner, property owner, or landlord has prepared
  • Sign anything from adverse attorneys or insurance representatives
  • Avoid seeking medical treatment

Choosing a Law Firm that Will Fight for You

If you’ve suffered a serious injury as a result of a dog attack, then you may be experiencing both emotional distress and physical pain. A dog attack can be a very traumatic experience. The extent of your injuries may even prevent you from carrying out your normal daily activities. You may miss several days or weeks of work as you heal. In severe attack cases, surgery may also be necessary.

During this time, the medical bills will begin to pile up, as will your regular monthly bills. Being out of work, struggling to make it to medical appointments, and struggling with the emotional pain and suffering can be overwhelming. In order to get back on your feet and to move on with your life, you need to take action now, in order to receive compensation for your injuries and loss of wages.

Choosing the right legal representation can feel very overwhelming immediately following a serious dog bite injury. When you’re looking for legal representation, you need to ask the right questions, such as what type of experience the firm has winning cases for their clients, and how the firm can help. Our firm employs attorneys with extensive experience with serious dog bite and dog attack cases. Our team will use resources and investigative skills to get to the truth. We will provide the necessary documentation that will prove your case, such as written witness statements, physician interviews, medical records, and more.