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Dealing With Dog Attacks & Other Animal Bites

Published on November 8th, 2012

From disease to injury, dog bites can result in serious problems for someone that has been attacked. Dogs who menace humans are a threat to personal safety, and their owners may be held responsible for any injuries that occur. Visit the following links to learn more about why dogs bite and how the courts handle issues regarding animals.

  • For an overview of the rabies virus, including how it is transmitted and what symptoms occur in those infected, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
  • This page from provides a detailed description of the rabies symptoms that occur in infected animals.
  • Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health for a comprehensive list of answers to common questions about rabies.
  • Learn the standard used by the court system in determining responsibility for a dog bite on this page from Louisiana State University.
  • To find out about the legal process for dealing with animals that have bitten humans in Illinois, read this article from Michigan State University’s College of Law.

The dog bite lawyers at Shea Law Group in Chicago can help you achieve justice after an unprovoked animal attack. Call (773) 365-0040 to schedule a free legal consultation.


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