DOG BITES

CHICAGO DOG BITE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Helping Victims of Dog Bite Attacks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, with children five to nine years old having the highest rate of injury. In a recent one-year period, more than 31,000 Americans needed to have reconstructive surgery due to dog bite injuries.

Suddenly, you may be facing missed work time, missed school time, unexpected medical bills, chronic pain and dog bite surgery and scars. Fortunately, there is a solution.

If you or a family member has been bitten by a dangerous, vicious or out-of-control dog, call Chicago Dog Bite Attorney Kurt Lloyd for a free consultation. We can be your advocate for Civil Justice.

For over 30 years, Mr. Lloyd has been helping clients pursue compensation for dog bite attacks.

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We pride ourselves on providing excellent service and support to children injured by dog bites. Besides being at a higher risk for injury, many children who have been bitten require psychological counseling to deal with the trauma.

We zealously safeguard the rights of children, who are afforded special protections under Illinois law, such as court approval of any settlement for a child under 18. We are honored by referrals from clients we have served in the past and strive to provide compassionate, personable counsel.

Many victims of dog bites suffer the following types of injuries:

  • Scars and disfigurement requiring surgery
  • Facial fractures, including the bones around the eyes
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Potential rabies infection
  • Psychological and emotional trauma

Chicago Dog Bites Attorney

In pursuing compensation for dog bites, we investigate the incident thoroughly, including any history of previous violations. Dog bite cases can involve a pet dog or a business’ guard dog. We mount a thorough investigation, including the police report, public records and medical records.

Our investigators interview witnesses, take photos of the dog and the scene, and gather the evidence needed to create a strong case for you. If a fair settlement cannot be reached with the involved insurance company, we are prepared to take the case to trial.

The owner is responsible for maintaining reasonable control of the dog, including keeping it on a leash or in a securely fenced yard. We pursue compensation through the dog owner’s or landlord’s property insurance, business liability insurance, homeowners’ insurance, renters’ insurance or personal liability insurance. We seek money damages for medical expenses, lost wages, injuries and pain and suffering.

When you deal with our firm, you can be assured of personal service that is hard to find in larger law firms.

Mr. Lloyd is personally involved with each and every case. We treat our clients like members of our family, because we believe that you deserve compassionate support during this difficult time as well as accomplished counsel.

We make ourselves available for flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends, at one of our 6 conveniently located offices. We will meet you in your home or hospital room if you are too ill to travel.

For a free initial consultation, call our Chicago law firm at 312-640-0204 and see how we will FIGHT for and protect your rights.