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Experienced Dog Bite Injury Lawyers Helping Victims in Illinois

Have you, your child or another family member suffered a serious injury because of a dog bite or dog attack?

You have a right to pursue compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other costs. 

At the law firm of Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our dog bite attorneys are ready to help.

We have decades of experience handling dog bite cases. We know the challenges that are involved in these cases. We know how to overcome them in order to get the compensation you deserve.

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When you call Briskman Briskman & Greenberg for a free consultation about your dog bite injury, you will speak directly to an experienced Illinois dog bite attorney.

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Dog Bites Can Cause Long Lasting Injuries

Dog bites can cause lasting physical and emotional disorders. If you have been bitten by a dog, talk to a lawyer today.

Owners Are Responsible for Dog Bites

In Chicago, Illinois, the owner is considered to be anyone with the right of property to the dog; this includes someone who is keeping the dog, has the dog under their care or allows the dog to be on their personal premise.

Owner Negligence

If the plaintiff is bringing a case forward of owner negligence, they must give plausible facts that demonstrate the owner’s breached responsibility. The owner may be classified as negligent from being unreasonable or failing to act, such as providing warning.

 

Common Types of Dog Bite Injuries

  • Scars
  • Broken Bones
  • Eye Injury
  • Head Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Neck Injuries
  • Nerve Damage
  • Emotional Damage
  • Infections
  • Amputations

Emotional Suffering

Physical injury is not the only way to receive fair compensation for damages and loss from a dog bite. According to federal law, emotional pain, as long as it is in tandem with the physical injury, is considered justifiable suffering. Mental suffering alone is not cause for damage recovery across the United States. Nonetheless, when the victim under emotional distress resulting from close proximity to the incident, or a “zone of physical danger,” experiences fear of personal safety and suffers physical injury as a result, they can then recover damages.

However, in Illinois courts specifically, it has been determined that damages can be given to the victim for mental distress even if it does not directly relate to physical injury.

The “One Bite” Rule Does Not Exist in Illinois

In quite a few states across the United States, there exists a “one bite” rule where the dog owner or guardian is, to a degree, exempt from legal responsibility the first time their dog causes injury as long as they did not have a reason to believe their dog to be dangerous. However, in Chicago and throughout the state of Illinois, the owner is completely liable for any time their dog causes injury. This means that despite the dog’s previous behavior, the owner is liable for their dog in any case of personal injury as long as the victim is “peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be” according to Illinois’s statute.

There is no damage cap for personal injury in the state of Illinois. It also does not matter whether or not the dog bite comes from a dangerous breed, such as a pit bull or Rottweiler.

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