By their very nature, most dogs like to play with people. Although there are some dogs that aggressively bite or attack people, many dog bites are not done by vicious dogs. If you were holding a ball in your hand, and the dog jumped up to get the ball but knocked you down and injured you, you may be able to receive compensation. Similarly, if a dog jumps on you in greeting when you approach a person's house, the dog could knock you down and break your ankle. Even though these animal attacks were not intentional, they can still be frightening for the victim and may still be eligible for compensation under the dog bite laws.
Dog Bite Injury Attorneys in Chicago
If you were injured by an animal attack, experienced Chicago dog bite attorneys can help you receive the compensation you deserve. At Grazian Volpe, P.C., each of our lawyers has an average of more than 20 years of Chicago animal attack injury trial experience, and we know how to build strong cases for our clients.
When you really need a Chicago injury lawyer, call 888-841-1210 or email us.
Proving Liability in Dog Bite Cases
In Illinois, all dog bite cases are covered under the same statute. In the past, many dogs were given a free first bite. If the dog had not injured or bit anyone in the past, the dog owner was not liable for the bite. That is no longer the case.
Dog bite cases are now almost entirely strict liability. That means if a person is in a place where he or she had a right to be, and he or she is conducting him or herself peaceably, the dog owner will likely be liable for the injuries. Dog owners are responsible for their dog's actions, and they can be held liable for an injury even if the dog was not acting viciously.
Chicago Dog Bite Injury Lawyers
In many situations, when dogs bite people, they bite the face. Dog bite injuries often lead to severe scarring or disfigurement, as well as skin grafting. If that is what you are facing, we can help make sure you understand your options and protect your rights throughout the process. Learn more about the compensation we provide by contacting our firm online or by calling 773-309-4488 or 888-841-1210 to schedule your free initial consultation.