How To Report A
DOG BITE IN CHICAGO, IL
DIED FROM A DOG ATTACK
IN THE U.S. IN 2018
In Chicago, Illinois, owners may be classified as negligent from being unreasonable or failing to act, such as providing warning.
OWNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOG BITES
4 WARNING SIGNS OF A STRESSED DOG
AVOID EYE CONTACT
Dogs may see eye contact as a challenge to their power and control.
KNOW STRESS WHEN YOU SEE IT.
Do not run from dogs or past dogs, and do not yell or make loud noises. These are cues to attack.
DO NOT BOTHER A SLEEPING DOG
Be careful around dogs that are eating, sleeping or have a toy they may want to protect.
FILING A DOG BITE CLAIM
IN COOK COUNTY
To successfully bring a dog bite claim, you will need to do the following:
WHERE TO START
CONTACT THE LOCAL POLICE
The police department will complete a Bite Report, which will be forwarded to the Animal and Rabies Control office.
From here, the dog will be examined and an official investigation will commence.
HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
To start a personal injury claim against the dog's owner, an attorney will help handle the legal proceedings.
Working with an attorney is important because they will be familiar with the recovery process and negotiating with insurance companies.
Speak Directly to an Attorney