Animal Attack / Dog Bite Lawyer In Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Aurora and Cicero
If you’ve recently suffered injuries when bitten by a dog or attacked by any other animal, you may be entitled to compensation for damages. A special statute called the “Animal Control Act” (510 ILCS 5/2.16.) along with the doctrines of intentional tort, negligence, negligence per se, and scienter makes this possible. The personal injury lawyers of the Makarone Law Firm that specialize in animal attack and dog bite cases and are too familiar with the statistics that arise in a personal injury lawsuit of this nature.
The Consequences of an Animal Attack
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 5 million dog bites are recorded nationwide every year, hundreds of thousands of which are serious enough that medical attention is required. Some dog bites are so severe that reconstructive surgery is the victim’s only option. In other case, the victim is permanently disfigured from the experience. Still others suffer long-term emotional distress and will spend tens of thousands of dollars talking to counselors, psychologists, and/or psychotherapists. This is where the Makarone Law Firm legal firm can help.
Dog Owner’s Legal Responsibility
We’ve been raised to believe that dogs are a man’s best friend. But despite the way we were raised, dog bite laws are in place for a very valid reason. This is why you should be familiar with the laws that apply in Des Plaines, Downers Grove, Aurora and Cicero. A dog bite or other animal attack can have serious emotional and psychological consequences as well as the physical ones. From minor scratches to mauling, animal or dog attacks can leave you with debilitating injuries and scars that may even need cosmetic surgery.
In the more severe cases, the personal injury lawyers of the Makarone Law Firm legal firm have litigated for clients that have had limbs amputated and other surgical procedures to correct the damage of a serious dog bite. If you live in any of the 4 cities listed above, you’ll find the applicable dog bite laws under (510 ILCS 5/2.16), better known as the Animal Control Act. According to the most relevant content of this legislation:
“If a dog or other animal, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be, the owner of such dog or other animal is liable in civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused thereby.”
If you or a loved one has suffered serious injury because you were bitten by a dog or attacked by some other animal, the personal injury lawyers of the Makarone Law Firm legal team would like to discuss your legal options and get you the compensation you deserve. For more information, contact us today. Our knowledgeable team would be able to help you get answers to your queries.