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Dog Bite Injury Compensation in Illinois

Dog bites can be terrifying. In addition to leaving physical scars, they may leave behind lingering emotional damage. Many victims of dog bites are children, and many have to seek recuperative and reconstructive surgery and therapies to fully heal. If you or someone in your family has been attacked by a dog, the dog bite attorneys at Illinois law firm Steven J. Malman & Associates can give you the help you need and the legal guidance you deserve.

A Dedicated Workforce of Attorneys

When you retain our services, we immediately go to work and investigate how the dog attack occurred, using our resources and knowledge of Illinois law to see that justice is served and that you’re fairly compensated. Since 1994, we’ve served more than 10,000 clients, and helping victims get reimbursement for their medical bills, pain and suffering, and additional costs.

The laws regarding dog bites in Illinois are very clear. If an unprovoked dog attacks you, you are entitled to reimbursement. In the same vein, if you are injured while running away from an aggressive, vicious dog—if you trip, fall, and get hurt, or if you get hit by a car—you are also protected, often by the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance. Illinois is known as a “first bite” state, which means that the first time a dog bites someone—even if it’s never bitten a person before—that person is entitled to damages.

Despite the clarity of laws in Illinois regarding dog bites, an effective case requires the help of an effective Chicago personal injury attorney. Over the years, we have handled cases of varying levels of complexity, as well as ones covering a variety of injuries, including:

  • Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Violations of Civil Rights
  • Slipping and Falling
  • Malpractice
  • Premises Liability Matters

On our staff, we have a physician who also holds a degree in law, so we can assess your injuries in-house and determine the best way to proceed.

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Request a Free Dog Bite Case Evaluation today or call our office to discuss the details of your dog bit case.

We aim to make the legal process low-stress and low-risk. We work on a contingency basis, meaning your initial consultation is free, and you only pay us if we win the case and collect.

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