Seek Justice for Dog Bites With the Help of Our Lawyers
If you or your child has suffered a dog bite or another animal attack, you already know that the physical injuries and pain can be severe. You may have also learned that psychological scars can be difficult as well. You may be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental conditions if you or your child has been attacked by an animal.
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, you will find attorneys who have more than 10 years of experience helping people recover from serious accidents and injuries, including dog bites. We provide representation in Naperville and other parts of the Chicago metro area.
Liability for Bites and Attacks
In Illinois, owners of dogs or other animals can be held liable for damages if the animal bites or attacks someone. In addition, the law applies to a person who has an animal on his or her property, even if the animal is owned by someone else. This law does not require an injured person to show that the dog owner was negligent or careless.
Often, a homeowners insurance policy is responsible for paying damages resulting from dog bites. You may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills and the cost of rehabilitation. You may also be compensated for your pain and suffering and lost wages.
How the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid Can Help
If you or your child has been injured in a dog or other animal attack, our lawyers can explain how the law may apply to your situation, thoroughly investigate the attack and handle all communications with insurance companies. When the time comes to make the difficult decision of whether to accept a settlement or take your case to trial, we will make sure that you understand the benefits and risks, so you can make a decision that’s right for you.
In one recent case, our law firm helped obtain a settlement for a woman who was attacked by a pit bull while walking her small dog. The settlement helped her recover from deep finger lacerations, which became infected and required a lengthy hospital stay and months of physical therapy. Not sure if you have a case? Call and tell us what happened. Call 630-848-9294. You can also email our firm at any time.