Characteristics Of Dog Bites
Dog bites and other injuries caused by animal attacks can be exceedingly traumatic and harmful. As seen in various recent Chicago area dog attacks, often children are victims of powerful and aggressive dogs and their aggression.
As seen in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) page titled “Dog Bites“:
Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, half of these are children. One in five dog bites results in injuries serious enough to require medical attention.
The CDC page has additional discussion regarding dog bites, including steps to prevent dog bites.
There is considerable debate over which breeds of dogs is most likely to attack a person. Recent Chicago area dog attacks have involved a variety of breeds. Of note, many of dog attacks happen without provocation or warning, i.e. they are unpredictable.
Illinois Dog Bite Lawsuits
Due to the nature of vicious dog attacks, one area of compensation that becomes significant is that for disfigurement and plastic surgery costs. Other areas of financial recovery can be for past, present and future medical bills; pain and suffering; lost wages; and emotional distress.
Elman Joseph Law Group has been handling Illinois personal injury cases for over 20 years, and during this time has handled a range of cases involving personal injuries sustained in Illinois accidents and other incidents in which people were harmed. Over this 20+ year period, Elman Joseph Law Group has established a reputation for its court trial capabilities…in other words, how successful the firm has been in achieving favorable court verdicts. This is an important capability, as many times an attractive settlement offer may not be made, and a court verdict may be the avenue in which a monetary recovery for injuries is attained.
Should You Be Bitten Or Attacked By A Dog
Should you or someone you care for be bitten or otherwise injured in a dog attack, call Tony Elman at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the incident and see what legal remedies may be available. This legal consultation is provided free, and is confidential.
Elman Joseph Law Group handles cases on a contingency basis…you will not be charged legal fees unless and until there is a monetary recovery.