Chicago Dog Bite Lawyers
Helping Victims of Dog Bites and All types of Animal Injuries
The Law Offices of Eugene K. Hollander is experienced to handle your case if you have been bitten or otherwise harmed by a dog or other animal. In Illinois, victims of animal bites have certain important rights provided by the Animal Control Act. The law provides that owner of an animal is liable to another for an injury unless the victim provokes the animal. Thus, if you have been bitten by a dog such as a Pit Bull, Rottweiler or other dangerous dog, you should immediately contact Chicago dog bite lawyer Eugene K. Hollander to discuss your case. Our consultations are free and we do not charge you unless we recover money damages on your behalf.
Dog bites, often involving dogs such as Pit Bulls or Rottweilers often inflict serious wounds to their victims. A victim of a dog bite may be suffer a prolonged hospital stay, lengthy physical therapy and scarring. The victim may be entitled to damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, and disability and disfigurement.
Animal injuries may arise in a variety of situations. Some examples include:
- Failure to restrain an animal;
- Failure to keep the dog on a leash;
- An owner’s failure to provide proper fencing at his property;
- An owner’s negligence in leaving a gate or door open.