Dog bites can terrify, leaving permanent scars, both emotional and physical. Tragically, many dog bite victims are children, and these innocent injured parties often must go through grueling recuperative surgeries and therapies to heal.
If you or a loved one or a child has been attacked by a dog, the battle-proven Chicago Illinois dog bite attorneys at Steven J. Malman & Associates can provide the critical resources and legal guidance you need.
We’ll investigate precisely how the dog bite and attack occurred and leverage our formidable resources and deep knowledge of Illinois state law to see that justice is served and that you’re fairly compensated for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and additional costs.
Illinois law is very clear about how dog bite matters should be handled. If a dog (that you did not provoke) bites you, you’re entitled to damages. Similarly, if you sustained injury while fleeing from an aggressive dog – for instance, if you broke your ankle or got hit by a car while running away from the vicious animal – you’re similarly protected, and you can seek damages. (Often, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance will pay for medical bills, surgery to repair scar damage, and wages lost.) Illinois is also what’s known as a “first bite” state. That means that the first time a dog bites someone – even if it’s never bitten any one before – you’re entitled to damages.
All that said, while Illinois law is favorably predisposed to dog bite claimants, making an effective personal injury claim requires the hands-on assistance of proven, aggressive, and thorough Chicago personal injury lawyers. We’ve tackled cases of all sizes and levels of complexity, including:
We have an on-staff physician who holds a law degree, so we can thoroughly assess your injuries and figure out the most strategic way to move your claim forward.
We make the process as risk free and stress free as possible. Your initial consultation is free. And if you choose to retain us, you will only pay if and when we collect for you.