Chicago Dog Bite Lawyer
Representing Animal Attack Victims Throughout the U.S.
Many people have said that dogs are man's best friend. Despite the friendly nature of most dogs, hundreds of thousands of people are bitten by dogs every month, often leaving victims with lifelong physical and emotional scars. Dog bites are much more common than many people think. In 2001-2003, the most recent year with statistics from the CDC, about 4.7 million dog bites occurred in the United States. In addition, as many as 885,000 of these dog bites required medical treatment. Dog bites send around 368,000 individuals to the emergency room every year – that's more than 1,000 people every day.
If you or someone you know has suffered a dog bite injury, contact Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. Our Chicago dog bite attorneys partner with top litigation firms across the country to provide nationwide representation. We travel directly to you to provide reliable, compassionate counsel! You can trust in our more than 50 years of collective legal experience and track record of 10,000+ cases resolved.
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What to Do After a Dog Bite Attack
Being attacked by an animal can be a traumatic experience, especially when the animal is considered "man's best friend." If attacked, it is important to know what to do in order to increase your chances at just compensation.
In the event of a dog bite attack, the following action is advisable:
- Take care of yourself first. A dog bite may result in an infection or more serious complications if it is not attended to. An especially serious bite may warrant a visit to the emergency room or calling an ambulance.
- Gather the dog's information. Take notes of the dog, his name, his breed etc.... and find out the name of the owner or responsible party when the bite occurred. Typically, the owner is considered liable in the event of a dog bite.
- Call the appropriate parties. Call the police department or your local animal control center after the attack. A stray dog may have transmitted rabies-be sure to provide details about the dog as well as where the attack took place.
- Document the evidence. Once you are able, be sure to take pictures of your injuries, destroyed possessions, attack site, and the dog itself.
Generally, the dog owner is held strictly liable for a dog attack. However, other responsible parties may include a dog keeper, dog walker, or sometimes a landlord. Determining who is at fault requires the experience of an experienced Chicago personal injury lawyer.
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Contacting a lawyer as soon as possible after a dog bite attack is extremely important. Insurance companies will be pressuring you to settle your case cheaply and quickly. Almost all dog bite settlements occur through insurance and not the personal assets of the dog owner. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Chicago can help you determine if a settlement is fair or if an insurance company is selling you short, no matter where you are in the country.
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