Experienced Dog Bite Lawyers in Illinois
If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, you could be left with serious injuries. Dog attacks and dog bites are incredibly scary and could cause you to experience severe pain and leave you with permanent scars. The victims of dog bites will often require medical treatment, and in severe cases, they may need to have surgery in order to reduce the scarring.
Liability for Dog Bites and Dog Attacks
In Illinois, the Illinois Animal Control Act mandates that a dog’s owner is responsible for paying any medical expenses, including pain and suffering and disability, if their dog has injured the victim and the victim has established that:
- The defendant owns or is responsible for the dog
- The victim was legally allowed to be in the location in which they were attacked
- The victim did nothing to provoke the dog at the time they were attacked or bitten
If you have been the victim of a dog bite or dog attack, our personal injury attorneys will help you to establish liability for your injuries.
Seeking Compensation for Dog Bites
Smestad Law, LLC’s personal injury attorneys can help you to get the compensation you deserve by thoroughly investigating the situation and procuring any necessary reports or medical records. We will also make sure to document your injuries and will seek the expertise of a plastic surgeon if necessary.
Many of the dog bite cases that we have handled for our clients have been resolved without needing to go to court, but if necessary, we will litigate your case by filing a lawsuit against the negligent owner of the dog that attacked you.