Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

The risk of infection from dog bites

September 18, 2020

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

One of the biggest threats from a dog bite is the potential for infection. This can lead to massive complications that make it far more dangerous than it would have been otherwise. The issue is that most dog bites are puncture wounds. If there is bacteria on the skin or inside the dog’s mouth, the […]

Illinois: Fourth worst dog bite state

July 26, 2020

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

MoneyWise reports that dogs bite 4.5 million Americans every year. In 2018 alone, insurance companies paid out $675 million in dog bite claims, representing one-third of all premises liability claims covered by homeowner’s insurance. Unfortunately, Illinois ranks as one of the top five dog bite states as follows: In 2018, insurance companies paid out $29.2 […]

Dog bite injuries can lead to serious infection

November 29, 2019

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

We think of dogs as lovable, happy animals, so it can be difficult to picture them causing serious injury. However, an estimated 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year, and approximately half of them are reportedly small children. In the best-case scenario, a dog bite doesn’t break the skin, and only requires you […]

Filing a personal injury claim following a dog bite

September 5, 2019

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Even the most mild-mannered dog may be capable of biting a person, depending on the circumstances. If you have been bitten by a dog, it may be in your best interest to consider filing a lawsuit against the owner of the dog responsible for your injuries. You may be able to negotiate a settlement with […]

Confronting emotional support animals in public spaces

March 7, 2019

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Not long ago a national news story may have come to the attention of Peoria residents regarding serious injuries sustained by a 5-year-old girl. The child was at the airport with her mother and preparing for her flight when she was attacked by an emotional support dog being handled by another airport patron. The pit […]

Does the “one bite rule” apply in Illinois?

February 21, 2019

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

A dog bite or animal attack can be a serious and painful event for a Peoria resident. Even if their incident is relatively minor a person may end up visiting their doctor so they can be evaluated for illness or latent injuries. After experiencing such an incident, a victim may wonder what rights and options […]

Property owners may present defenses to slip and fall claims

February 7, 2019

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Suffering a damaging slip and fall accident while out shopping or running errands can be painful for a victim in more ways than one. An Illinois resident who suffers injuries in such an event may be left bruised, battered, and distressed from lasting ailments that may affect all parts of their body. They may also […]

Protect your health and rights after a dog bite attack

November 15, 2018

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Most canine pets are loyal, kind members of Illinois residents’ families. Whether they are big or small, active or peaceful, dogs can enrich the lives of the people who own them. When dog owners act responsibly and take proper care to manage and train their pets, those pets can interact without incident with others. However, […]

Can I get rabies from a dog bite?

September 20, 2018

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Just as most people choose to stay up to date on their vaccinations, so too do most pet owners take care of their animals’ required shots. In Illinois, domestic dogs are required to have rabies vaccinations to prevent them from developing the dangerous and life-threatening disease. Unlike some illnesses that canines carry, rabies can be […]

Provocation and trespassing can affect victims’ dog bite cases

August 23, 2018

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks

Illinois courts apply a strict liability standard in almost all dog bite and animal attack cases. That means that a dog owner is liable for any harm that their dog causes, regardless of whether the owner had any reason to know that the dog was potentially dangerous or prone to biting. However, there are two […]