Helping Dog Bite Victims Recover
A dog may be a trusted companion to one person and a dangerous threat to another. Dog owners must understand that their pets have instincts that, left unchecked, can make them a menace to innocent people.
If you have been injured due to a dog bite, our attorneys at Noonan Perillo & Thut Ltd., in Lake County may be able to help you hold the owner responsible and obtain damages to compensate you for the harm that has been done to you.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers. We handle all injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will pay us nothing unless and until you are compensated for your injuries.
Pursuing Fair Compensation for Serious Injuries
A serious dog bite injury can lead to scarring, disfigurement and other long-term consequences. These consequences can be particularly traumatic for children, who are among the most common victims of dog bites.
If you or your child has been bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for the full extent of the injuries caused by the dog bite.
Pet owners in Illinois keep a wide variety of dog breeds, including breeds such as pit bulls, rottweilers and German shepherds that can, if not properly trained or restrained, cause serious dog bite injuries. Our attorneys hold dog owners responsible when their dogs get out of control.
Understanding Illinois Liability for Dog Owners
In Illinois, liability for dog bites is established by both general negligence law and the state Animal Control Act. Animal owners are generally responsible for the behavior of their animals and the safety of others who come into contact with them. If you have been bitten and injured by someone’s dog, that person almost certainly owes you personal injury compensation.
Most homeowners’ insurance policies cover dog bites, so if the owner of the dog that bit you is covered by homeowners’ insurance, the insurance company should be required to cover your damages. Contact us to speak to an experienced Waukegan premises liability lawyer about your options for dog bite compensation or another type of personal injury claim.