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Bitten by a Dog and Facing Medical Bills? Our Dog Bite Lawyer Can Help

Dog bites are far more common than most people realize. And unfortunately, the consequences can extend far beyond the initial wound.

If a dog has bitten you, understanding your rights is crucial. Reaching out to a Rockford dog bite lawyer is the first step you can take towards healing and seeking compensation. At Brynteson Law Firm, our dedicated legal advocates fight to hold irresponsible pet owners accountable.


Get the Care You Deserve After a Dog Attack

Animal attack injuries can be severe, causing both physical and emotional trauma. When you work with Brynteson Law Firm, we fight to ensure you receive compensation that covers all injuries and damages.


Pay for Medical Bills

Medical care is expensive, and you shouldn’t be on the hook for bills caused by someone else’s negligence. Attorney Mark Brynteson will fight for your right to fair compensation after a dog bite injury.


Protect Others

Allowing an animal who isn’t properly trained to roam free can cause serious harm. We hold negligent owners responsible to help prevent future injuries.

Immediate Assistance for Dog Bite Victims in Rockford, IL

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Suffering from a dog bite can leave you in a state of shock and confusion. If you’re asking, “Should I get a lawyer for a dog bite?” don’t hesitate. It’s crucial to pursue legal action as quickly as possible after such an incident. Brynteson Law Firm is here to offer immediate support and guidance when you contact us for a free consultation

Dog Bite Statistics and Illinois Law

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. In 2023, Illinois ranked 8th in the country for dog bite insurance claims.
The cost of medical treatment after a dog bite can be overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. Illinois is a strict liability state, meaning dog owners can't escape responsibility, except in very specific circumstances, if their animal bites someone. Even if their dog has never shown aggression before, the owner is liable for the victim’s medical bills.

Liability for Dog Bites and Other Injuries

If a dog attacks you, the severity of the wound doesn't limit the owner’s responsibility. Whether you've suffered a scratch or a more serious injury, you could have a valid claim. Your arm doesn’t have to be mangled to seek compensation. This inclusive approach ensures that all victims receive the justice and support they deserve.
However, under certain circumstances, the owner of the dog may not be liable for your injuries. This could be true if the following apply to your case:

  • You provoked the dog
  • You were trespassing at the time of the incident
  • You are a veterinarian who, at the time of the incident, was treating the dog
  • You were committing a felony or other crime against the owner
  • You voluntarily assumed the risk of being bitten

Find out if you're entitled to compensation when you schedule a free case evaluation with our dog bite accident lawyer in Rockford, IL.

Third Party Liability

Apart from holding owners accountable, dog bite victims may have the option of pursuing negligence claims against third parties who contributed to their injuries. These parties can include landlords, pet sitters or dog walkers, veterinarians, etc.

Understanding the Impact of Any Dog Bite

Never underestimate the severity of a dog bite based on the dog's size. Small dogs can inflict serious harm, too.
Our dog bite attorney in Rockford has often seen dog bite injuries that are disproportionate to the size of the dog. Compensation is not just about paying medical bills. It's about acknowledging pain and suffering, lost wages, and the potential for lasting scars.
Dog bites can lead to:

  • Infections
  • Disfigurement
  • Scarring
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Nerve Damage
  • Diminished Quality of Life
  • Anxiety
  • Rabies Infections
  • And Other Consequences

Seek Full Compensation

Injuries from dog bites aren't just skin deep. They can lead to significant emotional distress and financial strain.
If you’ve been bitten or otherwise injured by a dog, you may be able to seek compensation for the following:

  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Current and Future Medical Treatment
  • Medication Costs
  • Lasting Disability
  • Pain and Suffering

How To Choose the Right Dog Bite Lawyer in Rockford

Navigating the intricacies of a dog bite case can be stressful and overwhelming. However, with the right personal injury lawyer on your side, the journey to recovery and justice is simple.
If you or a loved one was involved in a dog bite incident, reach out to our dog bite injury attorney today. Finding reliable, compassionate legal representation is easy at Brynteson Law Firm. We’ll help you understand your options and seek fair compensation for your injuries.

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