Helping You Make Smart Decisions After An Animal Attack
Have you been bitten by a dog, or has your dog bitten someone else? What do you need to know about your rights if you’re involved in a dog bite scenario? Laws regarding animal safety apply to dog owners as well as non-dog owners.
Dog bite scenarios vary. For example, if you’re bitten by a dog, are you allowed to seek damages for medical expenses or other damages? What if someone is teasing your dog and he snaps at the offender? What if you purchased a dog from a breeder? What are your rights?
During this difficult time, attorney Robert Albrecht is here to examine your legal situation and move your case in the right direction. You don’t have to struggle with the legal process alone. Mr. Albrecht can help you make wise choices that protect your claim.
What To Do If You’re Bitten By A Dog
In Illinois, dog owners are responsible for injuries that their pet inflicts on others. Unlike other states, Illinois law does not require the victim to prove that the dog owner’s reckless or careless actions led to the animal attack. The dog owner can be required to pay damages without this type of evidence.
It isn’t only the dog’s owner who can be liable for injuries caused by a bite or other physical damage. Dog caretakers and others who have control over the dog can be sued.
Albrecht Law Offices Can Help You Take Prompt Action
Navigating the legal process to receive fair compensation for your injuries can be tricky. It may be difficult to determine where to file your claim. Should you take legal action against an individual or a business? Often, the property on which the dog bite occurred may have insurance coverage for the liability. It is critical that you make the correct decision so that you avoid delaying or jeopardizing your claim.
Attorney Robert Albrecht knows how to move your case forward promptly and effectively. After listening to the events leading up to the attack, he will act swiftly to obtain strong evidence and identify the liable parties. You can depend on him to tirelessly pursue your rights to receive compensation in negotiations or in Chicago courtrooms.
Learn More About Your Options
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, contact an Illinois dog bite lawyer at Albrecht Law Offices to determine your rights based on county and state regulations. You can reach the firm at 312-983-7000 or via the online form.