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Dog Bite Lawyer – What To Do If You’ve Been Bitten

Dog Bite Lawyer - What To Do If You've Been Bitten

Dog Bite Lawyer

Chicago dog bite lawyer Scott DeSalvo tells you what to do if you have been bitten by a dog. This video explains your next steps to protect your rights.

First, there is a specific law which allows you recover in a very straightforward way if you have been bitten by a dog.

Second, depending on what legal theory you use, you may, or may not, have to prove that the dog was dangerous or it bit someone before.

Third, get a free consult and consider hiring an experienced dog bite lawyer. These cases are too complicated to go it alone.

I hope this info helps you. If you have questions or need more help, give me a call, toll-free, at 888-HURT-318 (888-487-8318). Free, no obligation consultation in person or by phone.

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I hope this info helps you to find the right lawyer for your needs. If you still have questions, I am happy to answer any questions you have below or give me a call. Thanks.

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Blind Justice Podcast – Episode 101 – Personal Injury

Blind Justice Podcast - Episode 101 - Personal Injury

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
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  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

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Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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Injury Information for Non-Lawyers

Injury Information for Non-Lawyers

Injury and Accident Lawyer Scott D. DeSalvo explains why regular people must arm themselves with injury information to protect their right to recover when they have been involved in a work accident or car accident, or any type of injury.

I wrote a Special Report filled with injury information written for regular people, not injury lawyers.  I later expanded the Report into an entire package that I send out for free to people who have suffered a personal injury.  It doesn’t matter whether they hire me or whether their case is already over or even if they have no case.  And the information in the Book, Report, DVD and CD all relate to a car accident, Workers Comp, slip, and fall, dog bite — pretty much every kind of injury case, because although they are all very different, many of the details and secret tricks you need to know are similar.

I self-publish the book and we re-produce the DVD and CD “in house’ at my personal injury law firm to keep costs down and to be able to send them out the injury information ‘on demand’ to people who need this important information to protect themselves and their loved ones if they have been hurt.

And I obviously send them out free of charge and no-obligation.  I am doing this because I take the public service obligations of being a lawyer seriously.  Even if I cannot earn money from a person with a case does not mean that I cannot help them and the general public with information about injury cases and injury lawyers that I wish more people knew.

The book tells the story of why I became a lawyer and how my father was injured in a serious Workers Comp case, and his case went on for 17 years.  He missed the opportunity to recover more money in a third party personal injury case because of the lawyers he hired.  His bad experience really had a profound negative effect on his life.  He was a victim once, being injured, and for the rest of his life, in addition to his injuries, he felt ‘screwed over’ by the system.

I do not want anyone else or anyone’s family to have to go through this sort of thing.  And you do not have to.  You need to know your rights, and the things to do to protect your cash value, and the things NOT to do, because they can really hurt your case.

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Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

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  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
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  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Do I Need To Talk To An Injury Lawyer?

Do I Need To Talk To An Injury Lawyer?

I was reviewing my legal case files and noticed that about half of my clients waited a LONG time before contacting me about their injuries. This is true in car accident cases, fall down injuries, work injuries, you name it. It is always better to talk to an injury lawyer right after an injury so you know “The Rules” and you know your rights and the correct way to proceed, whether you hire a lawyer or not. But as you will see, there is NO DOWNSIDE and lots of good reasons to talk to an injury lawyer right away.

Why get in touch with an Injury Lawyer soon after an Accident?

There are plenty of reasons that people DO NOT speak with an injury lawyer soon after a crash. One is that they hope that their injuries will get better on their own, and they do not want to make a big deal about it. Some people who are hurt at work are worried that if they report their injury, they will get in trouble at work or lose their job. Some people do not like the idea of being “one of those people” who hire a lawyer and files a lawsuit.

The trouble with delaying speaking with a qualified experienced personal injury lawyer is that it can hurt your case and make your case harder to prove, and possibly result in a lesser recovery for your injuries. For example, in a fall down a case, I like to have a lot of time to investigate the scene, seek out witnesses, get photographs of the scene, and sometimes, consult with my architect/structural engineer witness to make sure that we have considered ALL the bases for liability. In work injury cases, there is a 45-day deadline for reporting an injury, and getting me involved right away means that I can make sure that the Workers Comp insurance company is paying your salary and guaranteeing payment to the doctors so you can get the necessary medical treatment. These are just two examples. But there are lots of reasons why success in an injury claim or case hinges on early involvement from an aggressive, competent injury lawyer.

There is no reason for you NOT to speak with a lawyer. Virtually all injury lawyers (I included, of course!) offer free case evaluation for people who have been injured in a car crash, work injury, fall down, motorcycle crash, whatever kind of injury. That means we talk and I answer your questions for free, either in person or on the telephone, as you prefer.

Sometimes, I have to turn down a case because a person waited too long to call me about their injuries, and I never want that to happen to anyone. It doesn’t make you a bad person to be the victim of injury, and you have a right to know your options and your rights. If I can be of assistance, please do not hesitate to give me a call about your personal injury situation, even if it HAS been a long time since you or a loved one has been hurt. I am very good at putting cases together quickly, but it is always better to call early on!

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  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

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Suffering After a Dog Attack? Here’s Why You Need to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney

Suffering After a Dog Attack? Here's Why You Need to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney

Dog attacks aren’t easy. While we may love dogs, some of them are absolutely massive and can cause serious harm to victims of their bites. Every year, between 20 and 30 Americans die from a dog bite.

Along with coping with your consequences, victims of dog attacks play a role in keeping dangerous dogs more restricted. Depending on the dog’s history, this can result in various responses. For a first-attack, a vicious dog is usually required to wear a muzzle.

Why Dogs Bite

With so many dog bites occurring each year in the United States, one has to wonder why. There are a number of reasons dogs attack people. Typically, it’s a reaction to stressful or threatening situations.

Reaching out to pet a dog may not seem threatening to you. But if the dog is anxious or ill, it can unexpectedly lash out in defense. Dogs also commonly bite during play, but may not realize how painful the bite is for the recipient.

This can catch people off-guard, especially with larger dogs that don’t know their own bite strength.

Potential Harm From a Dog Bite

First off, there is a lot to discuss regarding the potential harm caused by a dog bite. Obviously, a larger dog causes more harm. It doesn’t take a lawyer to understand that an angry dachshund will not hurt you as much as a vicious Rottweiler.

However, even in the case of large dogs, people often do not understand the potential harm that could result from a dog bite. On the other hand, lawyers in Chicago know that dog bites are extremely serious.

For people of all ages, being attacked by a dog can cause serious trauma. A lifelong fear of dogs is not an uncommon result of an attack. In the case of a more serious and unexpected attack, deeper trauma can occur.

In some cases, a person can even fear leaving the house as the result of an attack. There are also physical risks. Along with the dozens of deaths that result from dog attacks every year, a person attacked by a dog can experience lifelong scarring and disability.

This is particularly true if a person is attacked by a dog like a pitbull, which can bite with over 230 pounds of pressure. This pressure can easily break the limbs of an attack victim.

What to Do If Approached by an Angry Dog

There are ways to minimize risk. While you cannot help the way others raise their dogs, there are actions you can take to keep yourself safe.

Do Not Approach Strange Dogs

This is the first and most effective piece of advice. If you see a dog, especially a large one, do not approach it to pet it. Unless you are expressly invited to by the dog’s owner, you have no idea how a dog will react.

Respect a dog’s right to personal space and do not get into an unnecessary altercation.

Do Not Run

If a dog approaches you, it is important to ignore your instinct and try not to run. If you run away from a dog, you will find that dog becoming more aggressive.

This is because dogs initially evolved as a hunter and have a strong prey drive instinct for those who decide to get into a chase. Instead of running from an angry dog, stay perfectly still and lay down in a fetal position.

Communicating submission to a dog is one of the best ways to stop an attack.

Do Not Make Eye Contact

When lawyers in Chicago see clients attacked by a dog they did not approach, the cause is often eye contact. Making eye contact with a dog can seem harmless to somebody who does not know much about these animals.

But if you are an expert on dogs, you will recognize that many dogs see this as a challenge. Avoid making eye contact with dogs, particularly dogs that are walking off-leash.

If Bitten, Do Not Pull Away

Finally, if you have been bitten by a dog, there are ways to minimize the harm. One of the most effective is resisting the temptation to pull the clenched limb away from the animal.

When you pull your hand away, the dog will see this as an invitation to partake in a tug-of-war with the clenched individual. This will end poorly for you. This makes it absolutely essential that dog bite victims resist the temptation to pull away from a dog.

What to Do If You’ve Been Bitten By a Dog

If you have been bitten by a dog, the first response is probably to remove yourself (or the dog) from the situation. Even if the dog didn’t mean to bite aggressively, the ensuing commotion may cause the dog to panic further. This can result in greater injury.

After that, there are a few steps to take to clean the dog bite and prevent infection.

1. Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding. If possible, find a clean cloth or towel to prevent contamination.

2. Go to the nearest kitchen or bathroom to clean the bite with soap and water.

3. If the wound is very large or deep, head to a local clinic or doctor’s office, as you may need stitches or other assistance.

3. Apply a clean bandage and a disinfecting ointment to the wound each day.

4. Over the next few days, continue to change the bandages and check for any redness, swelling, or discharge that could indicate infection.

If you notice any of these symptoms, go to your doctor for antibiotics and treatment.

Dog Bite Laws in Illinois

Before you hire lawyers in Chicago for your dog bite, you should know about the laws around dog bites in the state. This can help you make sure that you have legal options for your situation.

The first thing to know is the statute of limitations. In the state of Illinois, there is a two-year statute for dog bites. If you were bitten over two years ago, lawyers in Chicago will probably be unable to help you.

Another thing to consider is whether you provoked the dog. If you provoked a dog to attack you, you do not have the right to legal recourse within the state of Illinois. This is an important consideration when weighing your legal options in the case of an attack.

Finally, you need to consider where you were. If you were bitten by a dog while trespassing, you obviously do not have the right to pursue legal action.


In trying to determine your right to damages from an attack by a dog, there are provisions in the Illinois Animal Control Act to keep in mind.

The Illinois Animal Control Act (510 ILCS 5/) states: “If a dog or animal attacks, attempts to attack any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be, the owner of such dogs or other animals is liable in civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused thereby.”

The Illinois Animal Control Act permits a person to recover money if they have been bitten by a dog. Under the law, you can recover damages from the dog’s owner under the following circumstances:

  • The person actually owns the animal.
  • You did not provoke the dog.
  • You were acting peaceably.
  • You were standing in a place where you were legally entitled to be.

If you can prove these four things, you are entitled to recover from the dog’s owner for medical bills, future medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages and disfigurement suffered in the attack.

Further, even if this is the first time a dog has attacked or bitten anyone, you might still collect from the owner’s insurance company. Most homeowner policies cover this type of incident under general liability policies.

However, in order to collect, you need Chicago personal injury lawyers to represent you as insurance companies often try to place the blame for the attack on the victim.

As Chicago personal injury lawyers, the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo LLC has spent years helping victims of dog bites collect the damages they deserve. If you’ve suffered a severe dog bite, we urge you to contact us to arrange your free consultation.

When to Seek Legal Advice

If you’ve already been bitten and the injury was severe enough to require medical attention, or if there have been any complications afterward, it’s best to follow up with a dog bite attorney. There can be a number of costly complications following a dog attack.

In addition to obvious medical bills from stitches, antibiotics and follow-up care, you may also need mental health care. Traumatic events such as dog attacks can leave lasting effects. You may even develop PTSD or other issues that can negatively impact your daily life.

Avoiding dogs altogether might seem like a solution, but it’s very difficult to predict when someone will be walking their dog on the sidewalk alongside you. To cope with this, you may need emotional support and therapy for years to return to a state of normalcy.

If this is the case, it makes sense to hire a dog bite attorney who can review the case and work to get monetary coverage and reimbursement for these related costs. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, here are some ways that lawyers in Chicago can help.

Benefits of Working with a Dog Bite Attorney

An experienced dog bite attorney can listen to the facts and determine liability. In addition, even if you think it’s clear who owes you reimbursement, it can be difficult to collect outside of the legal system.

Having an attorney will help recoup your funds and make sure you receive the resources necessary to heal.

Hiring the Right Attorney for the Job

Even after you’ve made the decision to hire a professional, there are still a few considerations to keep in mind. Not every lawyer will be willing to take on every case. Many law firms have specializations or focus areas.

The lawyer who helped close your real estate transaction may not have the experience or desire to work on a personal injury case. The personal injury lawyer who represented you after a car accident may not work with animal attack victims.

It’s important to look for a dog bite attorney who has specifically helped clients in similar situations in the past. Feel free to ask about previous cases they’ve worked on and settlements they’ve received on behalf of other dog bite victims.

Each case is different, but it’s good to know that you’re working with someone who knows local laws regarding animal attacks and has had success representing clients in the past.

Getting Ready for Your Attorney Consultation

After you’ve been bitten, make a note of when and where the attack happened. Write down as many details as possible to help your lawyer determine who is at fault. Keep a record of all bills related to your injury as well.

Document each doctor’s visit, medication prescribed and any follow-up care. Even if the bite seems minor now, there is the chance it will become infected later or lead to other complications.

It’s best to record all the details as they happen rather than trying to remember them later on when there is a larger problem.

Remember: mental health is just as important as physical health. If you’ve suffered any emotional trauma as a result of the attack, let your attorney know about this as well. They may be able to help you find treatment.

If you’d like to learn more about what to expect at your consultation, feel free to contact us for more information. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you recover from your attack.

Hire Lawyers in Chicago

We’re the best lawyers in Chicago when it comes to helping victims of a dog bite. We specialize in helping the victims of animal attacks get the legal recourse they are owed. That includes giving you financial restitution while holding the owners of vicious animals accountable.

I hope this info helps you. If you have questions or need more help, give me a call, toll-free, at 888-HURT-318 (888-487-8318). Free, no obligation consultation either in person or by phone. If you aren’t ready to talk to a lawyer, I have created a DVD Injury Video which you can get immediately delivered to your email.

Same deal. Free, no obligation. Just click the link to get the Injury DVD and you will be taken to my website. Just give your name and email and I will send you the Injury DVD Video: Free DVD Want to see the NEWEST injury videos as they come out? Subscribe Now!

I hope this info helps you find the right lawyer for your needs. If you still have questions, I am happy to answer any questions you have below or give me a call. Thanks.

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  

See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

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  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
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7 Smart Tips from Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago

7 Smart Tips from Personal Injury Attorneys in Chicago

Injured man consulting an attorney about a lawsuit.

You’ve just been injured in a car accident. Left leg was broken. Index finger on your right hand crushed. Left thigh burned to the third degree.

You know you’re entitled to financial compensation due to the negligence of the other driver, but you’re not sure how to go about getting it.  

So where do you turn? The good news is that persoanl injury lawyers are available to help.

Let's take a look at 7 smart tips on how you can successfully naviagte your claim with the best personal injury attorneys Chicago has to offer.

1. File a Police Report ASAP

Remember, if it’s not documented, it didn’t happen, at least according to the courts. Unless you have what happened in writing, anyone can say anything during a personal injury case.

Be sure to include as much relevant information as possible, including the:

  • Full names of every person involved
  • Contact information for every person involved
  • Facts as you know them to be
  • Make and model of the other vehicle if in an auto accident
  • Location and time of the accident
  • Machinery, objects or anything else involved in the accident if not an auto accident

It’s a good idea to write down as much information as possible before filing the police report.

2. Collect Evidence

Every little piece of evidence you can gather for your case can have a significant impact and adds credibility. Your personal injury lawyer can help you with this.

When you’re searching for “personal injury attorneys Chicago,” you’ll want to read the testimonials. Once you’ve established that you’ve chosen a reputable lawyer, he or she can help you know what type of evidence is most important to your case.

Keep in mind that lawyers can get sued, too. So, you’ll want to make sure that the information you’re giving your attorney is accurate, complete, and provided to the best of your ability.

3. Speak Mindfully

During a personal injury court battle, less is more. Make it a point to only speak with your attorney in the privacy of his or her own office.

You’re entitled to your privacy, and the details are no one’s business but yours and whomever you choose to share them with.

Avoid speaking about your case to family, friends, and especially strangers. Though it may seem as if your words are safe when you’re chatting with the grocer, beware. Even the walls can have ears.

Remember that “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” Keep your confidential information confidential.

4. Take Responsibility For Your Emotions and Reactions

After you’ve sustained a personal injury, all sorts of emotions may come up: anger, grief, fear, sadness, resentment, betrayal. And these are all valid and completely understandable.

But don’t forget these are your emotions, and you can choose how to respond to the situation when they arise.

Pursuing a personal injury claim is about receiving what you’re due in compensation for the physical, financial, psychological and employment consequences you endured. This is not about revenge. It’s only about justice.

So, even though it may be tempting to shout at or curse the person who harmed you, keep your emotions in check. Speak respectfully to all parties involved in your case, resting in the knowledge that justice will be served.

5. Stand Your Ground with Your Insurance Company

It’s natural for your insurance company to offer you the lower financial compensation that you deserve during your first attempt to contact them. They’re trying to save money and will agree to the lowest you will allow. This is normal operating procedures for insurance companies.

While you do want to be reasonable, you don’t want to sacrifice what you’re entitled to. Their inability or unwillingness to see the extent of your personal injuries does not have to determine how much you settle for.

Contact them a third or fourth time if needed. It’s normal for there to be several offers and counter-offers before reaching an agreement.

Comprise where you can to show them that you know what you’re worth and you’re willing to be open and reasonable. But also know when not to budge. This is where a personal injury attorney can help tremendously.

6. Social Media Can Be Your Best Friend or Worst Enemy

Many of us enjoy our daily romp down the Twitter page or our hourly browsing of Facebook pictures.

Social media is connecting, entertaining, and just plain fun.

But it’s important to remember that all this can change during a personal injury claims battle. Every status you post, every picture you take, every comment you give — all of it can potentially be used against you and hurt your personal injury claim.

From that picture of you throwing a ball to your 2-year-old cousin to that status about the great time you had a party the night before, you can greatly affect the outcome of your settlement.

These pictures and statuses can be used to demonstrate that you’re not really that hurt, or that you haven’t really suffered that much.

A good rule of thumb is to take a break from social media altogether during the personal injury claim process. It may just be worth the withdrawals you go through.

7. Hire a Good Personal Injury Lawyer

This may be a given, but it bears repeating. A good personal injury attorney can fight the battles that would only give you additional headaches and stress.

You’ll want to either fully research “personal injury attorneys Chicago” or get a very good recommendation from a trusted source.

The nice thing about having a lawyer is that they often fight these types of battles for you to get you the greatest financial compensation possible.

The next time you’re searching for “personal injury attorneys Chicago,” remember these seven tips.

The Best Personal Injury Attorneys Chicago Can Provide

You don’t want to cheat anyone. You just want to receive what you’re entitled to.

When you’re looking for personal injury attorneys, look no further than DeSalvo Law.

We’ll work with you to make sure you receive what you’re due, and we’ll be there for every step of the journey.

Contact us for more information and let us lead the way!

Get Your FREE Injury "Cheat Sheet"

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Testimonials

"Hiring Scott was one of the best moves I have made in my life.   Scott is a down to earth person and attorney.  Scott is a 5 star first class act who really knows his stuff.   The Judge said his presentation was one of if not the best he had ever seen.   Take my advice, hire Scott. I’m sure you’ll be 200% satisfied.  I was."

Richard Lange

Cab Driver, Fall Down                  See More >

Want The Injury "Cheat Sheet"?

Inside, You'll Discover How To:

  • INCREASE Your Chance To WIN Your Injury Case!
  • How To ELIMINATE The Most Common Dirty Trick Insurance Companies Do!
  • Get EVERY DOLLAR The Law Allows!

Best of All,  You Can Download The Injury  "Cheat Sheet" RIGHT NOW and It's 100% Free and No Obligation

Bitten by a Dog? Lawyers in Chicago Can Help

Suffering After a Dog Attack? Here’s Why You Need to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney

og attacks aren’t easy. While we may love dogs, some of them are absolutely massive and can cause serious harm to victims of their bites. Every year, between 20 and 30 Americans die from a dog bite.

Along with coping with your consequences, victims of dog attacks play a role in keeping dangerous dogs more restricted. Depending on the dog’s history, this can result in various responses. For a first-attack, a vicious dog is usually required to wear a muzzle.

Why Dogs Bite

With so many dog bites occurring each year in the United States, one has to wonder why. There are a number of reasons dogs attack people. Typically, it’s a reaction to stressful or threatening situations.

Reaching out to pet a dog may not seem threatening to you. But if the dog is anxious or ill, it can unexpectedly lash out in defense. Dogs also commonly bite during play, but may not realize how painful the bite is for the recipient.

This can catch people off-guard, especially with larger dogs that don’t know their own bite strength.

Potential Harm From a Dog Bite

First off, there is a lot to discuss regarding the potential harm caused by a dog bite. Obviously, a larger dog causes more harm. It doesn’t take a lawyer to understand that an angry dachshund will not hurt you as much as a vicious Rottweiler.

However, even in the case of large dogs, people often do not understand the potential harm that could result from a dog bite. On the other hand, lawyers in Chicago know that dog bites are extremely serious.  For people of all ages, being attacked by a dog can cause serious trauma. A lifelong fear of dogs is not an uncommon result of an attack. In the case of a more serious and unexpected attack, deeper trauma can occur.


In some cases, a person can even fear leaving the house as the result of an attack. There are also physical risks. Along with the dozens of deaths that result from dog attacks every year, a person attacked by a dog can experience lifelong scarring and disability.

This is particularly true if a person is attacked by a dog like a pitbull, which can bite with over 230 pounds of pressure. This pressure can easily break the limbs of an attack victim.

What to Do If Approached by an Angry Dog

There are ways to minimize risk. While you cannot help the way others raise their dogs, there are actions you can take to keep yourself safe.

Do Not Approach Strange Dogs

This is the first and most effective piece of advice. If you see a dog, especially a large one, do not approach it to pet it. Unless you are expressly invited to by the dog’s owner, you have no idea how a dog will react.

Respect a dog’s right to personal space and do not get into an unnecessary altercation.

Do Not Run

If a dog approaches you, it is important to ignore your instinct and try not to run. If you run away from a dog, you will find that dog becoming more aggressive.

This is because dogs initially evolved as a hunter and have a strong prey drive instinct for those who decide to get into a chase. Instead of running from an angry dog, stay perfectly still and lay down in a fetal position.

Communicating submission to a dog is one of the best ways to stop an attack.

Do Not Make Eye Contact

When lawyers in Chicago see clients attacked by a dog they did not approach, the cause is often eye contact. Making eye contact with a dog can seem harmless to somebody who does not know much about these animals.

But if you are an expert on dogs, you will recognize that many dogs see this as a challenge. Avoid making eye contact with dogs, particularly dogs that are walking off-leash.

If Bitten, Do Not Pull Away

Finally, if you have been bitten by a dog, there are ways to minimize the harm. One of the most effective is resisting the temptation to pull the clenched limb away from the animal.

When you pull your hand away, the dog will see this as an invitation to partake in a tug-of-war with the clenched individual. This will end poorly for you. This makes it absolutely essential that dog bite victims resist the temptation to pull away from a dog.

What to Do If You’ve Been Bitten By a Dog

If you have been bitten by a dog, the first response is probably to remove yourself (or the dog) from the situation. Even if the dog didn’t mean to bite aggressively, the ensuing commotion may cause the dog to panic further. This can result in greater injury.

After that, there are a few steps to take to clean the dog bite and prevent infection.

1. Apply pressure to the wound to stop the bleeding. If possible, find a clean cloth or towel to prevent contamination.

2. Go to the nearest kitchen or bathroom to clean the bite with soap and water.

3. If the wound is very large or deep, head to a local clinic or doctor’s office, as you may need stitches or other assistance.

3. Apply a clean bandage and a disinfecting ointment to the wound each day.

4. Over the next few days, continue to change the bandages and check for any redness, swelling, or discharge that could indicate infection.

If you notice any of these symptoms, go to your doctor for antibiotics and treatment.

Dog Bite Laws in Illinois

Before you hire lawyers in Chicago for your dog bite, you should know about the laws around dog bites in the state. This can help you make sure that you have legal options for your situation.

The first thing to know is the statute of limitations. In the state of Illinois, there is a two-year statute for dog bites. If you were bitten over two years ago, lawyers in Chicago will probably be unable to help you.

Another thing to consider is whether you provoked the dog. If you provoked a dog to attack you, you do not have the right to legal recourse within the state of Illinois. This is an important consideration when weighing your legal options in the case of an attack.

Finally, you need to consider where you were. If you were bitten by a dog while trespassing, you obviously do not have the right to pursue legal action.


In trying to determine your right to damages from an attack by a dog, there are provisions in the Illinois Animal Control Act to keep in mind.

The Illinois Animal Control Act (510 ILCS 5/) states: “If a dog or animal attacks, attempts to attack any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be, the owner of such dogs or other animals is liable in civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused thereby.”

The Illinois Animal Control Act permits a person to recover money if they have been bitten by a dog. Under the law, you can recover damages from the dog’s owner under the following circumstances:

  • The person actually owns the animal.
  • You did not provoke the dog.
  • You were acting peaceably.
  • You were standing in a place where you were legally entitled to be.

If you can prove these four things, you are entitled to recover from the dog’s owner for medical bills, future medical care, pain and suffering, lost wages and disfigurement suffered in the attack.

Further, even if this is the first time a dog has attacked or bitten anyone, you might still collect from the owner’s insurance company. Most homeowner policies cover this type of incident under general liability policies.

However, in order to collect, you need Chicago personal injury lawyers to represent you as insurance companies often try to place the blame for the attack on the victim.

As Chicago personal injury lawyers, the Law Office of Scott D. DeSalvo LLC has spent years helping victims of dog bites collect the damages they deserve. If you’ve suffered a severe dog bite, we urge you to contact us to arrange your free consultation.

When to Seek Legal Advice

If you’ve already been bitten and the injury was severe enough to require medical attention, or if there have been any complications afterward, it’s best to follow up with a dog bite attorney. There can be a number of costly complications following a dog attack.

In addition to obvious medical bills from stitches, antibiotics and follow-up care, you may also need mental health care. Traumatic events such as dog attacks can leave lasting effects. You may even develop PTSD or other issues that can negatively impact your daily life.

Avoiding dogs altogether might seem like a solution, but it’s very difficult to predict when someone will be walking their dog on the sidewalk alongside you. To cope with this, you may need emotional support and therapy for years to return to a state of normalcy.

If this is the case, it makes sense to hire a dog bite attorney who can review the case and work to get monetary coverage and reimbursement for these related costs. If you’ve been bitten by a dog, here are some ways that lawyers in Chicago can help.

Benefits of Working with a Dog Bite Attorney

An experienced dog bite attorney can listen to the facts and determine liability. In addition, even if you think it’s clear who owes you reimbursement, it can be difficult to collect outside of the legal system.

Having an attorney will help recoup your funds and make sure you receive the resources necessary to heal.

Hiring the Right Attorney for the Job

Even after you’ve made the decision to hire a professional, there are still a few considerations to keep in mind. Not every lawyer will be willing to take on every case. Many law firms have specializations or focus areas.

The lawyer who helped close your real estate transaction may not have the experience or desire to work on a personal injury case. The personal injury lawyer who represented you after a car accident may not work with animal attack victims.

It’s important to look for a dog bite attorney who has specifically helped clients in similar situations in the past. Feel free to ask about previous cases they’ve worked on and settlements they’ve received on behalf of other dog bite victims.

Each case is different, but it’s good to know that you’re working with someone who knows local laws regarding animal attacks and has had success representing clients in the past.

Getting Ready for Your Attorney Consultation

After you’ve been bitten, make a note of when and where the attack happened. Write down as many details as possible to help your lawyer determine who is at fault. Keep a record of all bills related to your injury as well.

Document each doctor’s visit, medication prescribed and any follow-up care. Even if the bite seems minor now, there is the chance it will become infected later or lead to other complications.

It’s best to record all the details as they happen rather than trying to remember them later on when there is a larger problem.

Remember: mental health is just as important as physical health. If you’ve suffered any emotional trauma as a result of the attack, let your attorney know about this as well. They may be able to help you find treatment.

If you’d like to learn more about what to expect at your consultation, feel free to contact us for more information. We’d be happy to answer any questions and help you recover from your attack.

Hire Lawyers in Chicago

We’re the best lawyers in Chicago when it comes to helping victims of a dog bite. We specialize in helping the victims of animal attacks get the legal recourse they are owed. That includes giving you financial restitution while holding the owners of vicious animals accountable.

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Tips for Hiring a Dog Bites Attorney

Tips for Hiring a Dog Bites Attorney

According to the Center for Disease Control, US citizens suffer 4.5 million dog bites each year. Of those, 25% become infected and need long-term medical care. Illinois is second only to California in the number of dog bite claims each year.

The unfortunate truth is that most dogs who bite don't have the care they need. Many are not neutered or spayed and do not see a veterinarian on a regular basis.

Neglectful owners often have their dogs on a chain due to their aggressive nature. After an attack, victims seek medical help and report the incident to animal control. Not everyone will look for legal advice, even in the most severe cases.

But, as medical treatments and trauma drag on, out-of-pocket costs can soar. An insurance company will be eager to settle. The amount may cover costs, but little else.

If you are a victim, here are some tips to get the dog bites attorney you'll need to resolve the case in your favor.

Knowledge of the Insurance Claim Process

The owner of the dog is liable for the medical treatment necessary for dog bites. Their homeowner policy has coverage in place. But, filing a claim with an insurance company can be a daunting experience.

Most people are not familiar with the process. We expect that the insurer will look for ways to cut their costs. Often they'll want to settle as soon as possible. Getting an attorney right away will ensure you'll not give up your rights.

To get the best representation, ask about their experience with Insurance companies. They should have experience in several areas of personal injury.

If so, they'll have a long record of dealing with many types of insurers and their claims processes.

Settling VS a Trial

The truth is, most personal injury cases, including dog bites, do not go to trial. The cost of a case for an insurance company goes up when a jury trial takes place.

But, it is vital that a victim receives a fair amount. An attorney with a successful track record will know how to gather evidence. And how to deal with claims personnel and insurer's counsel.

This not only alleviates your stress but puts an advocate on the victim's side through the entire process.

When choosing your attorney, ask them to outline the case step by step. Make sure they're putting you first.

Why A Free Consultation is so Important

For personal injury cases, many attorneys will offer a free consultation. During this time, they will gather information about the incident. This includes facts about the injury, any police reports, and medical procedures.

A consultation is a perfect time to ask questions. Many dog bite victims seek retribution, and they are right to feel angry. An attorney with experience understands this.

They also know that dealing with a personal injury is not a personal fight. The process is to meet a fair settlement in your favor. Though the dog owner may be at fault, it's their insurance company who represents them.

It is vital to seek a professional who explains the right way to approach your case.

The Contingency Process

Many dog bite cases proceed without any cost to the victim. Then, when the case settles, the attorney will take a percentage of the proceeds.

If there is no settlement for the case, there is no fee for the services. The explanation should be clear. If there is anything you don't understand, make sure to ask.

Though some believe they may get a higher amount on their own, this is not the case.

History shows the amount the victim receives with representation is much higher. Even with a percentage going to the attorney.

Your attorney should tell you every possible outcome.

Understanding Your Rights and the Law

Of course, we get an attorney to help guard our rights. After all, they are the experts. But, you also need to understand the process yourself. Anyone can read through an insurance policy.

But, understanding key points often escape even the most intelligent among us.

Your attorney should impart their knowledge of your case in terms you can understand. You should also know your options. And the evaluation insurers use to value claims and your rights.

Make sure your attorney takes the time. You deserve a full understanding of what lies ahead.

Best Practices in Your Favor

To get all the facts, a reasonable attorney will investigate the dog bite incident. It serves to reason they will want all the supporting evidence in your favor.

The negligence of the dog owner will be a question, as well as the behavior of you and the dog.

In Illinois, there is no less validity given if the dog had no previous bites to humans. Many times, a dog owner will insist the victim was at fault.

In this case, the "he-said-she-said" needs a full investigation. An attorney on your side will pursue statements from neighbors or witnesses.

There may also be evidence of the dog owner's lack of care for the dog. The more evidence your attorney can gather in your favor the better your case.

Make sure your attorney can show you their prior success in investigations.

The Amount of a Fair Settlement

Know that compensation for pain, suffering, and trauma are not part of insurance. Victims can only pursue these damages by hiring an attorney.

The amount for which a victim asks is not arbitrary, though. Insurance companies do not want a jury trial if possible. They will analyze critical items when arriving at an offer for settlement.

For example, are there witnesses? And, how might they perform at a trial?

The victim's account of the incident, the injuries, and evidence of neglect are critical, too.

For scale, dog bite settlements in Illinois range from $30,000 to a record-setting $900,000. State Farm and Insurance Journal report 700 million dollars in dog bite claims in 2017.

Today, they represent one-third of all homeowner claims. Your attorney should be aware of the range of your claim, and the least amount acceptable for settlement.

Their case history and industry standards should align with the amount.

How the Insurance Company Decides on an Offer

For those who attempt to settle a claim on their own, they have little idea what a fair settlement may be. The medical costs from a dog bite may be explicit, but any expenses from the injury count.

Coverage should include time lost from work or work to correct scarring, too. If there is nerve damage, rehabilitation is necessary.

Many do not consider future costs when they get a settlement offer. Insurance claim professionals work with a history of similar claims.

Then, along with their counsel, offer the lowest possible amount. A private attorney also uses the history of similar claims, but they also know that no two cases are the same.

They can represent a victim for pain, suffering, and the trauma from the attack. If there is a settlement offer, the attorney and the client decide to accept or counter-offer.

Dog Bites Attorneys Handle Third Party Claims for the Victim

Victims are often responsible for their medical costs from their injury. Once there is a settlement claim, any outstanding bills can become a third party claim. Doctors, hospitals, and health insurers seek reimbursement for their services.

So, they will file a claim for payment. There are laws which protect victims. But, health insurers or government entities still need to recover the victim's debt.

This is not something with which most people are familiar. Only an attorney with experience in third-party claims can assist.

Because they represent the victim, they can negotiate the amounts necessary to settle.

We Work for Victims

In our decades of helping victims with injuries, we often field common questions. Most want to know if their case is worth pursuing. They often ask what they should do next.

In some cases, victims are in the hospital and cannot speak for themselves. Then, we hear from families whose loved one is suffering and in need of a dog bites attorney.

The moment we begin representing the victim we know for whom we are working. Our decades of experience helps us first ensure victims are on the road to recovery.

Then, we make sure they know their rights. And, we protect them every step of the way. Our work with insurers over decades prepares us for ensuring no victim is left on their own.

If you are in need of help for yourself or family member, we are here 24/7 to answer your questions.

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Here’s What You Should Immediately Do If You’ve Received a Dog Bite Wound

Here’s What You Should Immediately Do If You’ve Received a Dog Bite Wound

What do you do if you’ve been bitten by a dog? Step one: don’t panic. Step two: follow the steps in this guide.

Here, we’ve written you a comprehensive list of all the legal and medical steps you need to take after receiving a dog bite wound. We’ve listed the immediate steps first, then the follow-up actions for legal recourse.

Don’t wait to take action. Follow this guide on what to do after a dog bite.

First Steps For Taking Legal Action

Medical attention is obviously a priority in an injury case. But it’s also less likely to be overlooked than steps taken to ensure legal recourse. And seeing as we’re a personal injury legal site, we’ve listed the legal steps first so you won’t overlook them.

Exchange Information

In the hustle and bustle immediately following a dog-bite incident, emotions are high and you may be in a great amount of pain. It can easily slip your mind to exchange information. But it’s vital you do so, for legal and medical reasons.

If you were the victim of a hit-and-run and were still conscious, you’d try your best to memorize the license plate of the car fleeing the scene, wouldn’t you? Though your injury case may be very different than a hit-and-run, collecting contact information from the dog’s owner is just as important. You’ll need an easy way to contact them later if you wish to take any legal action.

If you require medical attention, you will also need this information for the hospital’s reference. They’ll need to contact the owner to obtain the dog’s vaccination records or other information related to your injury. Before going to the hospital, make sure you or someone with you collects contact information.

Collect Witnesses

Witnesses of any crime have a legal responsibility to appear in court if called upon. So, as with car accidents, contact information must also be collected from witnesses of the dog bite incident.

Eyewitness accounts are a huge help to your case if this does end up in court. And if it doesn’t, there’s still no harm done.

Document the Event

Document as many details of the event as you can, as soon as you can, to the best of your ability. This is just like photographing evidence of a car accident for insurance claims.

Take pictures of the wound from several angles. Write down or record a verbal account of the injury and any symptoms associated with it.

Describe what it looks like, pain levels, and anything affected by it. That is, note if it impairs your ability to perform specific functions. Record specifically what those functions are and how they will affect your daily life.

Also, describe how the event happened. Be as detailed as you can.

It’s best to record this detailed account of the entire event while it’s still fresh in your memory. The easiest way is to use your smartphone to record it on video or as an audio file.

If you are unable to do this because of your injury, ask someone with you or a witness to do it.

Call Animal Control on Stray Dogs

Stray dogs biting people is a huge health hazard to your community and must be stopped. If the dog that bit you has no collar and/or no owner present, call animal control immediately. The sooner you relay its location, the more likely they are to capture it.

In addition to civic duty, this is also important for your health. Once the animal is captured, it can be determined if it has any diseases that may have been transmitted through the bite.

By capturing the animal, it may also be discovered that it does have an owner. The owner may put up lost dog photos in the area or contact animal control searching for it.

If this happens, you have the opportunity for legal recourse. But, unfortunately, if no owner is discovered, you’re unlikely to prove anyone was legally responsible.

Medical Attention for Dog Bite Wounds

Once you have the dog owner’s information, you need to have the wound looked at by a medical professional right away. Even if the wound doesn’t seem serious, it’s best to receive professional health care to prevent dangerous infections. 

Head to the ER where doctors can diagnose the seriousness of the wound and apply antibiotics. Have a friend or ambulance transport you if you are unable to drive because of your injury.

Immediate, professional medical attention is also important for legal reasons. This way, the injury will be well documented in the hospital’s records.

Now, here are some steps you can take to treat the wound before arriving at the hospital.

Superficial Wounds

If the wound hasn’t broken the skin and there’s no lasting pain, you probably don’t need medical attention. But you still may want to seek a professional diagnosis for your records.

For this, you’ll want to go to urgent care rather than the emergency room. And you definitely still need to exchange information with the dog’s owner. 

These steps will make it easier to take legal action if the wound starts acting up later.

Minor Scratches or Gashes

You also may not think much of a small gash or scratch. But since dog bite wounds are easily infected, there’s nothing minor about them.

Before professional medical care, treat the wound as you would any normal scratch or gash. Wash it right away and apply antibiotic ointment and a bandage.

Then, seek professional medical attention.

Puncture Wounds

These can be frightening as they tend to bleed quite a bit. And the sight of losing one’s own blood often induces panic. 

Your instinctual response will probably be to stop the bleeding as quickly as possible. But, in fact, it’s better to let it bleed for a few minutes.

Initially, the bleeding actually helps to clean out the wound to prevent infection. Unless the blood is coming out very forcefully, or in large amounts very quickly, allow it to bleed freely for about five minutes.

After that, try to stop the bleeding with a clean cloth or gauze. If the bleeding doesn’t stop, alert emergency medical help and inform them of the situation. 

If it does stop, carefully wash the wound in water with gentle soap. Cover the wound with sterile gauze or cloth.

Do not use harsh medical products, like alcohol, iodine, and hydrogen peroxide. These can hinder the healing process for puncture wounds.

By this point, you should be at the hospital, awaiting or receiving care. 

Bite From an Unknown Dog

If the dog is a stray or the owner can’t be found, inform animal control as mentioned above. Treat the wound as you would according to the above steps. Since there’s an increased chance of disease from stray dog bites, it’s especially important to let puncture wounds bleed for five minutes.

If the wound has broken the skin, call 911. Diseases can spread fast and it’s important for you to receive the necessary vaccinations right away.

What to Expect at the ER

The first thing the ER will do is evaluate the urgency of your situation. Seeing that it’s an animal bite, you should receive care somewhat quickly.

They will also ask you questions to get a detailed account of how the injury happened. They’ll want to know the dog’s vaccination history, too. This information makes it easier to provide proper treatment.

When a doctor becomes available to treat you, he/she will thoroughly cleanse the wound and apply any necessary antibiotics or vaccinations. You may also receive stitches for deep or extensive gashes.

It’s also common to receive a booster shot after animal bites, especially if you’re overdue for your tetanus shot. You may receive several additional vaccinations, including rabies, if the dog that bit you was a stray.

Afterward, the doctor will probably prescribe oral or topical antibiotics to continue fighting infection. 

Follow-Up Steps For Taking Legal Action

Beyond the first steps described above, here’s how to follow up for legal recourse.

Continue Documenting 

Continue documenting the effects of the injury. Keep all records and documentation related to the event and collect as much proof as you can to support your case.

Keep records, receipts, and a tally of all medical expenses. Add to this any additional expenses resulting from the injury. This includes lost pay from time off work, cab fares for being unable to drive, etc.

These documents are easily verifiable proof in support of your case. They also make it easy to determine the exact amount of compensation you’re entitled to.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Dog bite lawsuits are very common. As such, it shouldn’t be difficult to find an attorney with experience with these cases.

As soon as you even consider taking legal action, contact a personal injury attorney. Most lawyers offer a free consultation to victims of injury.

Even if it ends up as an insurance settlement rather than a personal lawsuit, a personal injury attorney is key. They will know how best to deal with the other party’s insurance company to get the compensation you deserve.

Take These Steps After a Dog Bite

Don’t suffer needlessly. Don’t deny yourself the justice you deserve. You’ve been wronged; take action.

If you’re the victim of a dog bite wound, follow these legal and medical steps.

Next, read these eight steps to take after a workzone injury.

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