Illinois Dog Bite Lawyers
Helping the Victims of Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks Obtain Financial Recovery
Approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur each year, with nearly 800,000 dog bites requiring medical attention. According to the American Humane Society, most dog bite fatalities (about 58%) involve unrestrained dogs on the dog owner’s property. Sadly, most dog bite victims are children, with 50% of dog attacks involving children under 12 years of age and 70% of dog bite fatalities occurring among children under 10 years of age.
For more than 30 years, the Chicago dog bite lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates have focused on helping accident and injury victims, including the victims of dog bites and animal attacks, obtain financial compensation for their injuries and damages. With offices conveniently located in downtown Chicago near the Cook County Courthouse, and free parking available, we represent clients from Chicago, as well as the surrounding suburbs in Cook, Lake, and Will Counties.
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite or animal attack, contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Illinois dog bite lawyers.
Illinois Dog Bite Laws
The Illinois Animal Control Act holds dog owners liable for injuries and damages sustained by an unprovoked dog or other animal. The Illinois law applies whether the dog or animal bites the victim or merely tries to attack the victim. Under Illinois law, victims of dog bites and other animal attacks can recover for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, emotional distress, and property damage.
If a dog bite or animal attack occurs on the dog owner’s property, the legal theory of premises liability may also apply. Under premises liability, property owners are obligated to ensure that their property is safe and hazard-free, including free from dangerous animals.
Recovering from Dog Bite Injuries
Dog bites are painful and traumatic, and often require emergency medical care involving sutures. Damaged nerves require lengthy recovery time, a fear of dogs and emotional distress can be long lasting, and scars from the injury may be permanent and can require a plastic surgeon to minimize their appearance.
The Chicago dog bite lawyers at Cary J. Wintroub & Associates understand just how debilitating and traumatic a dog bite or animal attack can be, and we fight to get our clients’ maximum compensation and hold negligent dog owners responsible for their actions.
With more than 30 years of experience helping accident and injury victims obtain full and fair financial recovery, we have a proven track record of success, as evidenced by our high number of client referrals and repeat clients. Not only are we dedicated to providing exceptional legal advice and advocacy, but we are committed to client service, responsiveness, and attention. Our team of skilled injury lawyers is enhanced by a highly-experienced support staff, including several knowledgeable paralegals.
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite or animal attack, act now to protect your legal rights. Contact our office at (312) 726-1021 to schedule a free consultation with one of our skilled Chicago dog bite lawyers.
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