As seen in the Illinois dog attacks category, dog attacks can be vicious and lead to extensive, life-threatening injuries. Some lead to death.
Due to the severity of these attacks, those who do survive serious dog attacks can have substantial need for injury compensation. Expenses, due to extensive medical bills and rehabilitation costs, can be very high. As well, there may be a need for plastic surgery. Other needs for compensation may also be presented, such as remuneration for lost wages and physical impairment. A qualified personal injury lawyer can determine what compensation should be pursued.
An example of a fatal dog attack and the resulting wrongful death lawsuit is seen discussed in the August 15, 2015 New York Times article titled “Estate for Ohio Woman Mauled to Death by Dogs Drops Suit.”
The attack happened as a woman, Klonda Richey, 57, was fatally attacked on her driveway by two mixed mastiffs on Febrary 7, 2014.
Two excerpts from the article:
The estate of an Ohio woman fatally mauled by her neighbor’s dogs has dropped its wrongful death lawsuit as the two sides work on a settlement.
Richey’s estate sued Nason and Custer last year. The suit claimed they negligently failed to control their mastiffs and failed to protect Richey from the “known and foreseen” risk of attack.
Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the New York Times article mentioned above, as well as the May 27, 2015 Dayton Daily News article titled “Couple in Klonda Richey fatal dog mauling case sentenced.”
Should you or someone you care for experience injury or other harm in Illinois, please contact the Elman Law Group for a free consultation to discuss the situation and to see if filing of a personal injury lawsuit is warranted.
Elman Law Group’s Lead Attorney, Tony Elman, is a personal injury trial lawyer. Over the last 20+ years Elman Law Group has handled over 10,000 Illinois personal injury lawsuits.
During this 20+ year period, Elman Law Group has built a reputation for its courtroom trial performance, including getting large verdicts for smaller cases. In fact, because of these court trial accomplishments, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court.
To speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time. This legal consultation is free.
Elman Law Group works on a “contingency” basis…Elman Law Group’s clients never pay a fee unless and until they receive monetary compensation.
Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.