Chicago Dog Bite Injury Attorney
According to theAmerican Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), people in the United States own from 70 to 80 million dogs. This substantial dog population means that it is easy to encounter dogs anytime you leave your home. While most dogs are not dangerous animals, theCenters for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 4.5 million individuals are victims of dog bites on an annual basis. Whether you are bitten by a strange dog or a dog you know well, dog attacks can be terrifying and can cause serious injuries to victims.
The Illinois Animal Control Act allows victims to hold dog owners accountable for the actions of their dogs. The Law Offices of Gregg Mandell, Inc. assist victims of dog bite injuries in holding dog owners liable and recovering compensation for their injuries.
Dog Bites Result In Serious Injuries
Dog bite victims can suffer from many different types of injuries, both physical and emotional. The following are some examples of injuries for which dog bite victims commonly recover:
- Puncture wounds
- Soft tissue and muscle tears;
- Abrasions and contusions;
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD);
- Depression from pain, fear, or scarring.
Even if a dog owner was not negligent, they can be held responsible for a dog bite as long as the victim did not provoke the dog and had permission to be on the premises. Dog owners can be held liable for the losses associated with both physical and emotional injuries resulting from a dog attack.
Call a Chicago Dog Bite Injury Lawyer For A Free Consultation
If you have suffered physical and/or emotional injuries due to a dog attack, your first call should be toThe Law Offices of Gregg Mandell, Inc. Gregg Mandell is committed to providing every inured client with skilled and dedicated representation and has achieved an AV Preeminent rating of 5.0 out of 5.0 for his professional excellence. A Chicago dog bite attorney can help you recover after a frightening and dangerous dog attack, so please call today to find out how we can assist in your case.