Chicago Dog Bite Cases
Dog Bite Injuries Lawyer
A dog attack can be a very unexpected and frightening experience and dog bites can cause serious injuries or deaths. The majority of dog bite victims are children and it can be damaging to them physically and mentally. Dog bite injuries often require hospitalization and rabies shots. Severe dog attacks and bites can cause significant injuries that justify reconstructive surgery for the victim. An adult bitten by a dog may miss work because of injuries and suffer financial hardship due to loss of income. Medical treatment is expensive. Individuals who have injuries from dog bites should contact a Chicago personal injury attorney for legal advice and guidance as to the steps to take following a dog bite injury. Many children attacked by dogs do not survive such terrible injuries. We provide professional legal services to families and victims of dog attacks and dog bites. Steven J. Morton & Associates, Ltd. aggressively pursues monetary compensation for dog bite victims for their physical, emotional and mental suffering.
Dog Bite Injury and Responsibility
If a dog is unprovoked and attacks a human, the owner of the dog is automatically liable to the victim for damages that can include:
- Costs of medical treatment
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Local ordinances vary from location to location but most do require that dog owners restrain their dogs while walking or on a property. Violating leash laws and allowing a dog to roam freely is against the law. Even the friendliest dog is still an animal and animals are unpredictable. The laws are in place for a reason and that is to protect humans from dog attacks and dog bites.
Homeowner insurance policies often cover injuries or deaths from dog bites. An insurance company can be very intimidating to injury victims and try to settle for as little as possible and less than an injury is worth. A settlement offer may be inadequate to cover the injuries and suffering from a dog bite. It is important to speak with an attorney from our legal team before settling an insurance claim. A settlement may require forfeiture of rights to pursue further compensation. Make an appointment today for a consultation with one of our qualified dog bite lawyers.
Contact a Dog Bite Lawyer for legal representation if injured by a dog bite.