It is impossible to predict when an animal is going to attack you, especially when it is a dog. Since many dogs are typically friendly animals who do little more than get too excited when they meet someone new, it’s difficult to know when a dog threatens to attack. Sometimes, dogs will give little to no warning and simply bite first. Dog bites can be both minor or serious. While many dog bites result in small cuts, scratches or bruises, bites from more vicious animals tend to be quite significant.
Severe injuries that can be caused by vicious dog attacks include:
- Broken bones
- Psychological damage
- Puncture wounds
- Blood loss
- Limb amputation
- Wrongful death
Owners of vicious dogs can be held responsible for the injuries that their animal causes, especially if they violated local or state leash laws and allowed their animal to run at large. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an injury caused by a dog bite or dog attack, you need to contact a skilled and knowledgeable attorney immediately to secure your right to compensation for medical expenses and emotional trauma caused by the attack.
The attorneys at the Injury Lawyers of Illinois are caring, compassionate and dedicated to obtaining the maximum financial award for our clients who have been injured by vicious animals. We have obtained millions of dollars in settlement funds for our clients and would like to do the same for you. Contact us today.