While dogs are one of man’s most beloved and treasured friends, they can cause serious injury, particularly young children. When a dog or other animal is not properly supervised by an owner, painful and severe injuries can take place. Every year about four million Americans are bitten by dogs, with one in five bites requiring medical attention. Half of all dog bite injuries are suffered by children and dog bite injuries are highest for children between five and nine years of age.
A person who has been attacked by a dog can experience severe and long-lasting physical and emotional scars. Dog-bite victims often incur significant medical expenses along with lost wages and horrible pain and suffering. Under Illinois law, if you have been bitten by a dog you may recover damages for your injuries.
Securing Compensation for Dog Bite Victims
The Chicago injury lawyers at Jackowiak Law Offices are committed to protecting the innocent victims of dog and other animal attacks. Our attorneys are experienced personal injury lawyers who fight to recover maximum damages in every case that we take on.
If you have been injured by a dog, our legal team will meet with you to carefully explain your legal rights and options. While many dog bite claims can be settled outside of the courtroom, we are seasoned trial lawyers who know what it takes to prevail before a judge or jury. When you work with our firm, we will aggressively investigate your claim and fight for your right to recover full damages, including compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages and future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
Unfortunately, the physical injuries resulting from a dog bite can be very severe, requiring multiple surgeries with lengthy periods of recovery. Additionally, victims can suffer serious emotional trauma as well as permanent scarring and damages.