Dog attacks can happen anywhere and the state of Illinois has laws protecting the victims of such attacks. If you have suffered a dog bite in the Chicago area, look over the following resources and contact a dog bite attorney as you may be entitled to compensation. To schedule a consultation with a dog bite attorney, call (773) 365-0040 to schedule a consultation with Shea Law Group in Chicago.
- If you’d like to find out more about laws relating to dogs in Illinois, simply take a look at the Animal Control Act.
- WebMD has great information about cleaning and caring for dog bite wounds.
- Under the concept of strict liability, dog owners in Illinois are always responsible for wounds their pets inflict, unless the victim provoked the animal or was trespassing.
- If you are bitten by a dog that may not be current with its vaccinations, be sure take appropriate steps to keep yourself safe from rabies.