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Dog Bite Injuries

Chicago Dog Bite Injury Attorney

Dog attacks represent some of the most gruesome personal injuries that are suffered, particularly where a child is involved. As experienced Chicago personal injury attorneys we have represented many individuals injured from dog bites. During 2009 and 2010, at least 27 people died as the result of dog bite attacks in the United States. In 2010, roughly 4.75 million people in the United States were bitten by dogs. Children may cause a dog to act in an aggressive manner toward the child. Many children's are unable to exercise good judgment or are uneducated about how to behave around a dog. Their inability to fend off an dog attack can add to the risk. Parental supervision is vital to improve the safety of children around dogs. The odds of a dog bite or attack can be reduced by teaching them safety techniques to follow when in the presence of a dog. Some helpful tips to improve safety include:

  • Do not approach a dog you are unfamiliar with
  • Ask owners permission before approaching the dog
  • If an unfamiliar dog approaches, remain still
  • Never look a dog in directly in the eye
  • Never disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies
  • Never pet a dog without letting it see and smell you first
  • Get medical attention for any serious dog bite and report all dog attacks to authorities

Over four million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year. Approximately 800,000 dog bite victims will seek medical attention. Experienced Chicago injury attorneys recognize that dog bites result in approximately 16 fatalities a year. Pet owners are responsible when bites or attacks occur. They are expected to maintain control of their pet or animal at all times. Pet owners are responsible if a pet cause's injury or damage to another individual. In Illinois, when a pet attacks and injures another person, it is not necessary to show proof of previous aggressive behavior.

When you file a dog bite legal claim, that doesn't mean that you'll be going up against the dog owner. This may come as a relief to those who've been injured by a dog owned by a family member or friend. In most cases, our Illinois dog bite attorneys will go up against the insurance company that provides renters or homeowner's coverage to the dog owner.

A dog bite is one personal injury that can result in extreme suffering, particularly if your child is bitten by a dog. Dog bite victims suffer unnecessarily because someone else was careless or negligent in maintaining safe control of a dog.

Injuries that can be caused by dog bites are:

  • Permanent Scarring
  • Mauling
  • Disfigurement
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones
  • Infections
  • Lacerations

As an experienced catastrophic injury and premises liability law firm we know how to pursue compensation for medical costs, lost wages, reconstructive surgery and other damages caused by a dog bite injury.

If you or a loved one has suffered a dog bite injury due to another person's negligence, you need an experienced legal team on your side. Our Illinois and Chicago Dog Bite injury attorneys are prepared to help you with the legal matters following your injury. The personal injury and wrongful death lawyers at Nemeroff Law Offices represent many victims who are injured or killed by the negligence of others. We will help you recover the money damages you or your family is entitled to.

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We offer a free consultation to evaluate your legal case. It will cost you nothing to consult with a lawyer to see if you have a case. It is essential that action be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident and/or conduct in question and to file a lawsuit, when necessary prior to a deadline imposed by the statute of limitations.

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We give all our personal injury, workers' compensation, wrongful death and medical malpractice clients a promise that if we do not recover monetary damages in your case, we will not charge you an attorney fee. If we take your case, we only get paid if we win your case.

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