Dog Bite or Animal Attack
Recovering For Your Injuries Sustained By An Animal Attack
Dog bites can cause serious injuries, scarring, and in extreme cases- death. In Illinois, it is the responsibility of dog or animal owners to prevent injury to third parties. The law is not limited to bites. You can recover for injuries sustained when an animal knocks you over. You can also recover for scratches. Illinois does not require the animal to have attacked prior to your injury for you to recover.
Illinois allows for money damages against a dog owner for your property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income, pain and suffering, as well as emotional damages. To recover, you must show the dog was not provoked and you were in a place you were legally allowed to be when injured.
In many dog bite or animal attack cases, homeowner's insurance covers the claim. This means you will be up against a team of insurance defense investigators, lawyers, and adjusters. These professionals fight to make sure you don't recover for your injuries. Because the insurance company will have a team of individuals fighting for their interests, it is very important you have a team of professionals in your corner.
The Unsell Law Firm, P.C. routinely prosecutes dog bite cases. The firm can quickly investigate your claim and determine who owned the dog in question. It is important to discover who owned the dog and if that person is covered by any insurance agreements. Moreover, the firm has experience finding witnesses even if none came forward at the time of the injury.
Should you or a loved one find yourself attacked by a dog or other animal, call The Unsell Law Firm, P.C.. Our team of experienced professionals will work tirelessly until you receive the recovery you deserve.