The city of Woodstock, Illinois, is a great place to own a dog. Indeed, the area is surrounded by a lot of natural beauty and outdoor trails that Fido loves, as well as a plethora of parks within city limits.
While owning a dog may have myriad benefits, when dogs aren’t properly restrained or trained, or when they feel threatened, they may lash out. In fact, there are millions of dog bites reported every year in the United States, some of which can be very serious or even life-threatening.
At the law offices of Brassfield Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd., our experienced Woodstock dog bite lawyers are here to help you recover compensation for your losses after an attack. Contact us today to request a free consultation and learn more.
A dog attack can cause serious physical and psychological injuries. These injuries include:
No Need to Prove Negligence in an Illinois Dog Bite Claim
Unlike the majority of other civil actions in Illinois that are negligence-based, a person who is bitten by a dog can hold the owner of the dog strictly liable for damages so long as they can prove that they were not provoking the dog in question at the time that they were attacked, that they were acting peaceably at the time of attack, and that when they were attacked, they were lawfully upon the property (i.e. they were not trespassing).
Dog bite victims do not have to prove that the dog owner knew that the dog was dangerous, nor must the dog be registered as a dangerous dog in order for the owner to be held liable. However, it is possible to bring forth a negligence based claim if you so choose.
To help you recover compensation for your injuries after being bitten by a dog in Woodstock, please contact our talented Woodstock dog bite lawyers at the offices of Brassfield Krueger & Ramlow, Ltd. Consultations with our law offices are offered at no charge to potential clients.
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