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Dog Bites


Dog Bites Are More Common Than You Think

Owners should be held responsible for their pet’s behavior. If you’ve been bitten by a dog you may be entitled to compensation.


Get the Care you Deserve

Injuries can cause more than just physical damage. We make sure you’re compensated for emotional trauma as well.


Pay for Medical Bills

Medical care is expensive. You shouldn’t be on the hook for your bills when someone else is at fault.


Protect Others

Allowing a dangerous animal to roam free can cause serious harm. We hold the owner’s responsible to help prevent other injuries.

Dog Bites
In Illinois

Illinois is only second to California in dog bites. Many bites require medical care which can be expensive. We can help you cover those expenses.

Illinois is a 'Strict Liability' State

Strict liability means dog owners are held responsible regardless of whether or not they believed the dog capable of biting someone. The owner is responsible whether or not this is the first time the dog has attacked.

What Kind of Injury?

You may be entitled to compensation for any type of injury caused by a dog bite. Your arm doesn't have to be mangled to claim damages, owner's are responsible for smaller wounds as well.

Did You Provoke the Dog?

If you provoked the dog to bite you, the owner cannot be held responsible. Any provoked animal will bite, you need to be able to prove the bite happened spontaneously.

Were you Allowed on the Property?

If you were allowed to be where you were when you were bitten then you likely have a case. If you were trespassing, it is difficult to hold the owner responsible.

Any Dog Bite Can Cause Serious Injury

The size of the dog doesn't matter. Some smaller breeds have extremely powerful bite forces. Just because a small dog bit you does not mean you aren't entitled to compensation.

Compensation for Injuries

The compensation you receive depends on the severity of the injury. Compensation depends on a variety of factors such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and scarring.

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