Nearly everyone in Illinois has either a dog or a neighbor who has a dog. You may have had a dog as a child, and still carry the fond memories that you and your loyal best friend created together. Sadly, some dogs get old and sick and become aggressive and bite. Other dogs may be abused or neglected, leading them to bite out of fear. Then, there are dogs that do not understand that children do not know how to treat dogs – when an ear is pulled or a tail is pulled harshly, the dog’s natural instinct is to protect itself by biting.
When the unexpected happens – a neighbor’s dog strikes out and bites you or your child – an Ottawa dog bite lawyer is your best recourse to obtaining the compensation you deserve. Contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD today and we will fight for your rights under Illinois dog bite laws.
Being bit by a dog is a terrible experience, but going after a neighbor’s insurance company – or worse yet, your Ottawa neighbor – and holding them accountable for their dog’s behavior, adds an uncomfortable feeling to everything else you are going through. You need to handle your pain and health recovery and allow someone with the proper experience to handle dog bite cases take over the legal aspects for you and recover the financial part.
At the law office of Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD, we have seen too many dog bite cases. We hold the owners of the dogs accountable for their dogs’ aggressive behavior. In Illinois, the law is on your side. In most cases, when a dog attacks or bites someone, the owner of the dog is responsible legally for medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish and disfigurement.
Furthermore, if the State of Illinois chooses, it may impose more punishments on the owner, as well as place a sanction on the dog. The Illinois Animal Control Act is an Illinois law that gives the government permission to protect the general public from potentially vicious animals. The dog that bit you can be confined for observation, it can be adjudicated vicious, neutered, and even euthanized.
Illinois statutes and Ottawa city ordinances provide victims of dog bites civil remedies. There are procedures that help to keep people safe from dogs that are potential dangers. If you have been bitten by a neighbor’s dog, you have a civil right to pursue compensation and a moral obligation to ensure no one else gets hurt. Contact Brassfield, Krueger & Ramlow, LTD today at 815-398-9700 to find out more about your rights and start the recovery process.
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