Representing The Victims Of Dog Bite Attacks In Chicago And McHenry County
Dog bite attacks injure millions of Americans every year, many of them Illinois residents. According to insurance data, Illinois had the second-highest number of dog bite claims in 2013, with 309 claims costing a total of $8.9 million. Sadly, children account for about half of dog bite injuries each year, with children between the ages of 5 and 9 seeing the highest rate of dog bite injuries. The American Humane Association reports that the majority of dog bites among children – about 66% – occur to the head and neck.
If you, your child or your pet have suffered a dog bite attack, you may be able to recover compensation from the dog’s owner. Additionally, if you were bitten by a dog while on the job, you are likely entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
The McHenry dog bite attorneys at Taradash Johnson Janezic are dedicated to helping the victims of accidents and injuries, including the victims of dog attacks, obtain maximum compensation in dog bite settlements. Because we focus on accident and injury law, we have an intimate and comprehensive understanding of the laws and procedures involved with dog bites and other types of personal injury lawsuits. As a result, we are able to provide our clients with a level of skill and efficiency that is second-to-none.
Contact Taradash Johnson Janezic today at 815-669-4635 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our McHenry dog bite lawyers to learn more about obtaining compensation in a dog bite settlement.
Illinois Dog Bite Laws
The Illinois Animal Control Act provides that the owner of a dog or other animal that attacks or attempts to attack can be held liable for any resulting injuries. It is important to note that under Illinois law, the owner may be liable for injuries even if the animal does not actually bite the victim, but merely tries to attack the victim.
Victims of dog bites and other animal attacks can recover financial compensation for:
- Medical bills (past and future)
- Lost wages (past and future)
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress, such as a newfound fear of dogs
- Loss of consortium (damage to your relationship with your spouse or family)
Get The Legal Advice You Need
If you or your child were injured by a dog bite or animal attack, look no further than the McHenry dog bite lawyers at Taradash Johnson Janezic. With offices in McHenry and downtown Chicago, our accident and injury lawyers are dedicated to helping clients throughout Illinois obtain full and fair financial recovery for dog bites and other injuries. We utilize a team approach to legal representation which allows us to draw on the wide range of knowledge, skill, and experience of our several attorneys, case managers, and support staff. Moreover, our depth and breadth of experience allow us to provide our clients with personal attention and constant communication, guiding them every step of the way throughout the claim process.