When Do You Need to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney?

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

When Do You Need to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney?

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

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 being bitten by a dog. Reconstructive surgery can cost on average over 27,000 dollars and can leave a family strained physically, emotionally, and monetarily. However, Illinois dog bite attorneys are on your side. They can help you receive compensation from the parties responsible for the injuries done to you.

When might another party be responsible for my dog bite?  

Unfortunately, dog bites usually occur when we least expect them. For example, a special processor worker who was checking on a home was put in danger when a homeowner kept a dog outside. The dog who was unprovoked, attacked the worker causing him to go have over 50,000 dollars’ worth of surgery. The attorneys at Malman Law understand and fight for victims of dog bites so that they are properly compensated for such damages. Injuries such as this are permanent as they leave scars, physical pain, and emotional trauma. To protect victims of dog attacks such as this, Illinois is known as a “first bite” state, meaning that if a person is attacked by an unprovoked dog, that person is entitled to damages.

If you or a loved one were injured by a dog, seek legal help as soon as possible. Illinois attorneys know the laws regarding dog bites and can fight for fair compensation so that you can recover from the damages done to you. Call Malman Law today to learn more about your legal rights. 

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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