An animal control supervisor in Lafayette, Ind. has said no breed of dog is more likely to bite than another, claiming dogs’ lack of socialization leads to bites. Supervisor Josh Klumpe said education is crucial to prevent dog bite attacks. In an interview with WLFI, Klumpe said he does not believe one breed, like pit … Continue reading Are Certain Dogs More Likely To Bite?
When a dog bites, who is responsible? When is it reasonable to assume blame for your own attack, and when do you need a dog bite lawyer? In Chicago, the owner can be held accountable, so long as the victim is “peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully … Continue reading Seven-Year-Old Boy Bitten by Pit Bull Rushed to Hospital
A report on the dog bite statistics shows that, tragically, 32 U.S. citizens died from dog bite-related injuries in 2013. Pit bulls make up 6 percent of the dog population yet accounted for 25 deaths—78 percent of all dog bite deaths in 2013. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, so is the … Continue reading Pit bulls most deadly breed for 2013
According to the Center for Disease Control, dog bites occur every 75 seconds in the United States. Each day, over 1,000 citizens need emergency medical care to treat dog bite wounds. Even more startling, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2012, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of … Continue reading When Do You Need to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney?
If a dog attacks you or someone else, it is within your rights to take any action necessary to end the attack. In some cases, you may even need to kill the dog when it’s legally justifiable. Although most dogs won’t attack unless provoked out of fear, anxiety or protectiveness, there are many ways a dog owner may be … Continue reading What to Do After a Dog Bite
Nearly 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year and it is estimated that 1 in 5 dog bites are serious enough to require medical attention. Dog bites can be so serious that they can even lead to death. If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog, do not hesitate … Continue reading Illinois Liability Law and Dog Bites
With the nice weather, it’s not surprising that dog parks, dog beaches, and public parks have more dogs in them over the summer. However, the increased presence of dogs may mean that there’s a higher chance of being the victim of a dog bite. What can you do if you’re involved in one of these … Continue reading Does Summertime Mean More Dog Bite Incidents?
While the details are still being investigated, a 63-year old woman was fatally mauled by a pack of pit bulls while walking near her home in Southern California on Thursday, May 9th. Dog attacks are quite common in Chicago and Chicago dog bite attorneys have represented clients in a number of cases ranging from simple … Continue reading Southern California Woman Killed by Pit Bulls in Dog Attack
Receiving a dog bite can be terrifying and may leave both emotional and physical scars on any individual. What is worse is that many dog bite victims are innocent children who often have to go through grueling recuperative surgeries and therapies to heal. Illinois Dog Bite Law: Illinois law is very clear about how dog … Continue reading What is the Illinois Law for Dog Bites?
Chicago Personal Injury attorneys are busy, according to a recent study by State Farm Insurance. The study finds that “dogs in Illinois take the second-biggest bite out of State Farm’s claim expenses nationally, accounting for the most bites and total payouts nationally after California,” according to the Chicago Tribune. The remaining eight states rounding out … Continue reading Dog Bites – IL Ranks 2nd