Dog attacks can happen when you least expect them, and their impacts can leave long-lasting scars. Knowing what to do after a dog attack is critical to securing the compensation that you need. Act confidently according to these steps, recommended by the personal injury lawyers of The Horwitz Law Group. If you’d like to discuss the specifics of the situation you’re in, call our firm for a consultation.
If you were attacked or bitten by a dog, follow these steps:
After your injuries have been tended to and you are back at home, you should plan on contacting an attorney to hold the dog’s owner accountable. In Illinois, the majority of dog bite victims can seek full compensation from the owner. Other states have a “one-bite” dog rule that reduces owners’ liability. The “one-bite” rule is founded on the idea that if the dog hasn’t bitten anyone before, the owner doesn’t have a reason to believe the animal would have harmed anyone.
Since the rules can be complicated, talk to a knowledgeable attorney to learn how you can file a claim. We can help you build up your case so you can pursue your entitled compensation. An attorney can also help you determine how much in damages you may be able to obtain depending on factors unique to your case. A consultation can help you prepare for the legal battle ahead.
Knowing what to do after a dog attack is important to your future. The Horwitz Law Group guides dog bite victims through the legal process as they seek compensation for their injuries. Contact our lawyers if you’re ready to discuss your case with an attorney.
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