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    Dog Bite

    If you’ve experienced a dog bite incident, our assistance is readily available. In the state of Illinois, there exists a specific legal provision pertaining to injuries resulting from dog bites, outlined in the Illinois Code of Laws as statute 510 ILCS 5/16. According to this law, to establish the responsibility of a dog or other animal owner in the case of a bite, an injured party must demonstrate the following:

    1. The dog or other animal either attacked, attempted to attack, or inflicted injury upon the individual.
    2. The individual had the legal right to be present in the location where the incident occurred when they were attacked or harmed.
    3. The dog or other animal was not provoked.

    It’s important to note that Illinois’ dog bite legislation encompasses both injuries directly caused by animal bites and injuries stemming from other aggressive actions by animals. For instance, if an individual is walking along a public sidewalk and a dog emerges from its yard, jumping on them and causing harm, the injured party may pursue compensation under the provisions of the Illinois statute.


    Gather information about the dog and its owner, and document your injuries. Seek medical attention immediately.

    Yes, you may be able to sue for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

    The dog owner is typically liable for any injuries caused by their dog, unless the victim provoked the dog.

    Yes, a dog owner may argue that the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing at the time of the incident.

    You may be able to recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

    A dogs history of aggression can strengthen your case, as it demonstrates the owner knowledge of the dogs dangerous tendencies.

    Yes, you can still sue if the dog owner if negligence led to the injury.

    You may be eligible for workers compensation benefits, but you may also be able to sue the dog owner for additional damages.

    Yes, you may be able to recover damages for emotional distress in addition to physical injuries.

    You may be able to sue for damages, especially if the dog owner failed to secure their dog.

    Yes, you can still sue the minors parents or guardians for damages.

    The duration of a dog bite lawsuit can vary depending on the complexity of the case and whether it goes to trial, but it can take several months to several years to resolve.

    The first thing to do after a dog bite occurs is to get medical help as soon as possible and get all the information you need from the dog owner, including insurance details.

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