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Animal Bites And Attacks

Last updated on October 19, 2023

It is frightening to see a seemingly vicious dog attack and injure a child or an adult. In most cases, the attack wouldn’t have occurred if the pet had been properly trained or monitored by its owner. While we understand that dog bites are difficult, we may not know what to do next when it happens to us or one of our family members. If you are unsure, it is important to talk to a lawyer.

In general, Illinois law says the behavior of a pet is the responsibility of its owner. Animals that bite people can inflict pain, suffering, physical scarring and fear that can last a lifetime. Injured victims can sue for damages — medical bills, pain and suffering, scarring and disfigurement, and the cost of treating future scarring in the case of children.

Protecting The Rights Of The Injured | Holding Pet Owners Accountable

At Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd. in Rockford, we protect the rights of people injured because of the negligence of pet owners. Trial injury attorney Frank A. Perrecone limits his practice to representing injured people and their families. Mr. Perrecone and his team can help you find answers to questions like:

  • What if the pet belongs to my neighbor?
  • What if my child was bitten on the face?
  • Can I sue for damages related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms?
  • What will happen to the dog that bit my child?
  • How long will the case take?
  • How much compensation am I entitled to?
  • Will the pet owner’s homeowners insurance pay the claim?
  • What if the same dog hurt someone else in the past?

Every case is different. An experienced attorney can answer your questions and explain how the law applies to your particular animal bite case.

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Contact Ferolie & Perrecone, Ltd., for assistance with your dog bite injury matter. The initial inquiry is free.