Helping Children And Adults Recover From Dog Bites

Was your child attacked by someone's pet? Animal bites can cause severe injuries, infection, permanent nerve damage, scarring and long-term emotional distress.

Every year, millions of Americans are bitten by dogs. Dog bite claims fall under the umbrella of personal injury law. These types of claims allow the injured person the legal right to seek compensation for injuries caused by another party's actions or negligence.

What To Do After A Dog Attack In Chicago

If you are involved in a dog bite incident, it is important to seek medical treatment even if your injuries don't appear serious. Collect pertinent information about the dog, its owner, and any witnesses, and report the incident to local police or animal control authorities.

Dog bite laws vary by place and circumstance and are subject to a limitation on the time you have to file a legal claim. In general, a dog bite victim has the right to seek injury compensation from any party whose negligence caused the dog bite attack, any party in violation of leash or restraint laws, and any party who knowingly harbors a dog with a history of biting people.

If a dog has bitten you, you may be entitled to recover money that can help you recoup your medical expenses and other losses as a result of your injury.

Determining your legal rights, however, can be complicated. It may be unclear who you should bring a claim against. You should also learn how to best obtain damages to which you are entitled. To ensure that you receive just compensation, consult a knowledgeable personal injury attorney to discuss your situation and your legal right to compensation for your injuries.

Contact Cassian & Carter LLC in Joliet, Illinois, by calling 815-714-9903 or by sending us an email. Schedule your free consultation with one of our lawyers and learn about your options for financial recovery.