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Dog Attacks In Illinois & What To Do If You’ve Been Bitten

Published on August 19th, 2012

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.


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