Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

Dog bites or animal attacks are becoming more and more common in the state of Illinois. Illinois Law provides strict liability under the animal control act to animal owners whose animals cause harm; there are also general negligence theories for liability of an animal owner. This means the animal owners are personally liable to other parties for the damages these animals cause to the injured party. The only defense an animal owner can raise would be if a person were harming the animal or otherwise provoking the attack. Many times these cases are covered by insurance under a home owner’s insurance policy or a renter’s insurance policy. Common injuries range from puncture marks, ripping skin tears, severe scarring, to permanent disfigurement as well as pain and suffering. Scott W. Sheen & Associates, P.C., has prosecuted many cases and has experience you can rely on.

If you have a potential case I invite you to call for a free phone or in office consultation at (630) 443-6200, 1 866 NO WORRY (669-6779), our Contact Form at the right or via email at [email protected].

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