Dog Bite Lawyers In Mount Prospect, Carol Stream, and Rock Island

Many residents of Mount Prospect , Carol Stream and Rock Island own dogs and feel that they are members of their families just like their children.  Granted, for many individuals and families, they are perfect companions.  For the most part, they’re friendly, good natured, and in most cases, very lovable.  Because they are extremely loyal and smart, they bring us comfort and are very protective.  However, they are animals and that means they have instincts, and when they act on those instincts, they may attack and bite you.

Consequently, the personal injury lawyers at the Makarone Law Firm legal firm have handled many cases involving animal attacks, especially dog bite injuries.  According to the CDC, 4.7 million individuals are bitten by dogs on an annual basis in the US.  Some of those injuries are severe enough to warrant immediate medical attention and in some cases the injuries are fatal.  If you or a loved one was attacked and bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

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Why causes Dogs to be aggressive and bite People?

In addition to the CDC statistics mentioned above, it should come as no surprise that the most common dog bite victims are young children and seniors.  This may be due to their inability to evade the attacking animal or fend them off.  In any event, there are strict laws in place that hold pet owners responsible and protect our rights to sue them for damages.  So, what causes dogs to attack and bite? There are 4 reasons for this:

  • Fear or fright
  • Illness
  • Playfulness
  • Stress

Additionally, the ASPCA has identified several other factors that could play a significant role in a dog’s aggressive behavior.  These include:

  • Heredity
  • Inadequate supervision and training
  • Lack of socialization
  • Reproductive status and sex

Where that last point is concerned, the ASPCA also reported the following statistics where male dogs were concerned:

  • 80% of the dogs that veterinarians saw for dominance aggression were males
  • 70% to 76% of reported dog bite incidents involved males
  • Unneutered dogs were 2.6 times more likely to attack and bite

As your personal injury lawyers, the Makarone Law Firm legal team is committed to maximizing the value of your case and get you the compensation you deserve for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering.  It has been seen that in some cases, the injuries are minor while in others the inured victim was mauled and required multiple cosmetic surgeries and rehabilitation. That is why the amount of compensation that will be awarded will depend upon the level of injury and future medical care costs. Thus, talk to us today and let one of our experienced lawyers evaluate your case and walk you through the process.

For more information regarding the Illinois dog bite laws or to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact the Makarone Law Firm legal firm at your earliest convenience.