In the United States, more than 4.7 million people are injured by dog bites each year. Every day, nearly 1,000 people are taken to emergency rooms seeking medical treatment for a dog bite injury. If you or your child has been bitten by someone else’s dangerous dog, you deserve to be compensated. When you retain the help of a Walner Law® injury lawyer, you can fight to hold the dog owner accountable. Our firm has been representing wrongfully injured victims for over 75 years – and now, we are ready to help you.
Illinois Dog Bite Law
The state of Illinois implements “strict liability” for dog bites and other animal attacks. That means a dog bite victim does not have to prove that the dog owner was negligent, only that he or she was injured without provoking the animal. If these can be established, the owner of the vicious animal can be held responsible for compensating you for medical bills and emotional damages resulting from the attack.