Aggressive Dog
I Was Attacked By A Dog, Now What?

by Jeffrey J. Kroll

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year within the United States.

Granted, 80 percent of those “lucky enough” do not require medical attention. What occurs if you are one of the unlucky ones and fall within that 20 percent? The dog owner’s insurance will typically offer “lowball” offers. Insurance companies are counting on the victim of a dog bite to be unaware of their rights. At Kaveny + Kroll, we aggressively pursue the maximum compensation that you are entitled to. Of course, that begs the question: What can I be entitled to if I am bitten by “Fido”?

Here are some of the elements of damage you can recover:
  • All of your medical bills, both past and present.
  • Your prior lost wages and any future lost wages you may incur.
  • Your physical pain, which you have suffered, as well as any and all mental suffering that has occurred. It is not uncommon for a dog bite victim to suffer a tremendous amount of emotional trauma. The physical pain and mental suffering can be analyzed by a jury from the time of injury to trial (past) as well as your future physical pain and mental suffering.
  • Disfigurement resulting from the dog bite.
  • The loss of a normal life and/or disability related to the dog bite. At Kaveny + Kroll, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges one will face after a dog bite incident. With our extensive experience in handling dog bite cases and a deep understanding of the Illinois dog bite laws, we’re committed to providing you with the legal representation that you deserve.

If you have been attacked by a dog or have a friend or family member who was bitten or attacked by a dog, do not hesitate to contact an expert lawyer at Kaveny + Kroll. Please call (312) 761-5585 for a free consultation.