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Dog Bites

Did you know that nearly five million people in the U.S. are bitten by a dog every year? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cites that nearly half of the injured demographic are children. Of the injured, about 386,000 require emergency room treatment, including stitches and surgery. Psychological trauma often follows after a dog bite or attack. If you are injured from a dog bite, a personal injury lawyer is a phone call away.

What is the Illinois Law?

Illinois law notes that any person who is conducting themselves lawfully is liable to obtain the full amount of damages that the dog bite injury caused. Playful nips that may cause a bruise does not necessarily warrant a lawsuit. More serious attacks that result in deep cuts from scratches, tears, or fractures are grounds to contact a personal injury lawyer.

Common Victims of Dog Bite Accidents

The behavior of a dog is unpredictable, especially around people that he or she does not know. It is important that you always ask the owner permission before petting their dog. Common victims of dog bite accidents include the elderly, and children ages 5 – 9. The CDC notes that dogs most often bite a person’s arm, hand, leg, foot, head, or neck. The most common injuries sustained from a dog bite include cuts, scratches, bruises, fractures, dislocations and puncture wounds.

What Costs are Covered?

Many areas are covered following a dog bite injury, including:

  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses, both past and future
  • Lost income and diminished earning capacity

How Our Team Can Help

Experiencing a dog bite or dog attack is emotional and scary, but you don’t have to go through this trying time alone. Contact a personal injury lawyer in our office serving Illinois as soon as possible so that we can begin the legal process right away. We have over 25 years of experience helping the injured fight for the compensation that they deserve.

Take advantage of our free legal consultation by filling out our online form or by calling us at 888-4-HAMMER today.

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