I know you must be perplexed right now after being bitten by a dog. If it happened to a loved one, you must be more stressed because you still have to take care of him. Don’t worry too much about that dog bite. No one is going to die. (Not yet anyway). But then again you have to make sure that all your needs are taken care of especially if the dog isn’t yours.
What with all the prescriptions, medical bills, or lost wages that need to be considered, you need someone who will assist you with these things. A dog bite may be not as serious, but the idea of a dog running around the neighborhood is not a good thing. You don’t want other people to get bitten and experience what happened to you.
There is such a thing as insurance claims for a dog bite. It’s a situation best handled by an experienced attorney, like the Gainsberg Injury and Accident Lawyers Firm. For children, a dog bite could be traumatic and scarring. Worst case scenario, multiple injuries brought about by a dog bite, or several dog bites, could, unfortunately, lead to death.
While dogs can be our best friends, they are also can be dangerous. In circumstances that you’ve been a dog bite victim, you have to know that, under Illinois law, the dog owner is liable for all the damages as long as you did not provoke the dog. Even if it happened inside the property of the owner, the owner can be still held liable.
Why dogs bite at a particular time and place, we will never know. An injured party could still be questioned though. Dog owners may raise their own defense and say that the dog was provoked. However, in cases like this, favor is usually awarded to dog bite victims.
The injured party could also bring a negligence claim against the owner of the dog. It may be difficult to prove, but you just need to show that the owner knows the tendencies of the dog and should have told you about it.
It’s true: dog owners will fight for the truth they know. You, as the injured party, must be prepared to make a negligence claim so you could be properly compensated. Being bitten by a dog is stressful enough, the person responsible, the dog owner, should at least acknowledge what happened and pay for the hassle his dog has brought upon you.
Don’t be discouraged when people tell you to just ‘let it go’. You need a Dog Bites Attorney Chicago to help you determine if there is really a case or not. More often than not, such lawyer will be able to help you get what you deserve.
Attorney Neal Gainsberg has spent the last 20+ years fighting to protect the rights of the injured in Chicago and throughout Illinois. For dedicated legal help with a personal injury, car accident, or wrongful death matter, contact Gainsberg Injury and Accident Lawyers in Chicago for a free consultation.