Dog bites and animal attacks can be vicious, terrifying experiences that leave permanent physical and emotional scars. Many accidents involve small children and take place at a relative’s home with dogs that were believed to be friendly.

It’s very important to know that Illinois law protects persons who have been injured as a result of an attack by a dog or other domesticated animal. Pet and animal owners are required by law to give notice or warning that their animal is dangerous. Failing to do so can open an owner up to liability and the possibility of a lawsuit as well.

The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Viglione have considerable experience representing and obtaining compensation for individuals harmed in this manner. We know how insurance companies will attempt to get out of paying victims the compensation they need and deserve. With our three experienced personal injury lawyers on your side, you can rest assured knowing you’re in the company of people who will fight to hold a pet owner responsible for their negligence.

Injuries Can Be Both Physical And Mental

The most obvious injuries after a dog attack are the physical wounds on a victim’s hands, arms, legs, face and other extremities. Injuries can range from the very minor to more severe injuries that may require multiple surgeries to correct, oftentimes resulting in scarring and disfigurement.

But for all the scars on the surface, there are many scars we can’t see after a dog bite incident. Victims of dog and animal attacks often suffer from nightmares, anxiety, or depression that can be triggered by certain situations or simply the memory of the incident. Mental injuries can be just as devastating as physical injuries and should not be overlooked when seeking compensation.

Just like a traumatic brain injury, many vicious dog bites can end up costing a victim thousands of dollars in medical treatments and therapy. As is the case with other catastrophic injuries, it’s important to understand the true cost in order to seek fair compensation.

Our Compassion And Guidance Are Unwavering

If you, your child or a loved one suffered serious or catastrophic injuries because a pet owner failed to properly contain their animal, you may be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Ryan, Ryan & Viglione can and want to help.

To discuss your case in detail to determine your legal options, contact us online, or call our office in Waukegan at 847-244-1436. Consultations are always free, and we work on a contingency fee basis, meaning if you don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a thing.

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