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DOG BITE INJURIES IN CHICAGO
Because the legal issues involved with dog bite cases are complicated, having a Chicago dog bite lawyer familiar with local laws can help. The local dog bite attorney will be able to handle the paperwork required to file a claim, either with the dog owner’s homeowners or renters’ insurance, while you tend to your own personal recovery.
An attorney will also a do follow-up with city officials to determine what citations the dog owner might have received and can interview potential witnesses to help solidify your case.
Of the dog bites cases that go to court in Illinois, almost one in three occurs in Cook County.
The high figures could be a result of Illinois’s lack of a “one free bite” law. In many other states, owners can’t be held liable for their dog’s actions if they are not aware that their pooch can be potentially aggressive. That initial bite, however, puts them on notice. Illinois does not have such a provision, so owners can be held liable for an unexpected first bite.
Because of this provision, Chicago dog bite lawyers suggest making sure that your homeowner’s insurance covers your pets.
WHICH DOG BREEDS ARE MORE LIKELY TO BITE?
While any dog breed can bite, the breeds most commonly associated with bites that cause serious injury are pit bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds, mastiff breeds, and boxers, largely due to the size of the dogs. While smaller dogs – Jack Russells, especially (Moose, the Jack Russell on the hit show “Frasier,” often bit his co-star, John Mahoney, the show’s star, Kelsey Grammer, revealed earlier this year) – often bite more often, the injuries are less severe and, as a result, often go unreported.
For those bites that are reported, however, the injuries can be significant.
Potential injuries include:
Cuts and lacerations
Deep puncture wounds
Scarring and permanent disfigurement
Anxiety and depression
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Working with David was a pleasure. From the first time I spoke to him I felt at ease with him as he seemed more concerned with my well-being before all. He was always keeping me updated on everything every step through the process and was always available for me if I had a question. David delivered more than expected for me in every way and I would recommend him to anyone. A real class act with your best interest at heart!
Frank T.May 31st, 3017
Best in Chicago; Dave is connected in the area to several doctors/practices and will assist in making sure everything goes as smooth and professional as possible. Great experience and will keep recommending to those in need of a personal injury lawyer!
Thumbtack CustomerJune 30th, 2017
I would highly recommend Attorney David Schwaner and Schwaner Injury Law, to anyone. Not only is David knowledgeable and a gifted attorney, he’s a very sympathetic individual who takes the time to get to know you and your situation. He makes sure to answer all your questions, return all your calls, and always has your best interest at heart. Really top notch attorney, and law firm.
Konrad T.September 15th, 2017
I couldn’t have asked for a better injury lawyer. David Schwaner was wonderful to work with. He’s straightforward and gets the job done, all the while being most compassionate. I wish I could choose 6s. I’d recommend Schwaner Injury Law above all.
Betsy M.July 14th, 2017
David help our family out he took time out to explain everything and was so caring the car accident was do bad that David cried because my son was shot at 30 times and had a bad injury that needed surgery david work night and day because we did not have the best insurance company
Avvo ClientApril 13, 2017
If you want a lawyer with compassion, a conscience, and a strong base of knowledge and experience, David’s your guy. I found myself seriously injured while traveling alone. He treated me with respect, patience, and genuine honesty even when I couldn’t really advocate for myself or think straight due to medications (this is where his patience came in). While it turned out that there wasn’t much any attorney could have done for me, he certainly exhausted every option, and I have no doubt he would have fought well for me had a trial occurred. The only drawback to having hired Mr. Schwaner is that I can no longer tell all those awful lawyer jokes. He ruined them all for me. But that’s a price I’m happy to have paid.
Karen D.January 8th, 2018
I was recommended to Schwaner by another yelper. I Visited this office recently, located in the garner building. They are time efficient people here, things are organized and done when they give you their word to be. After my meeting I must say that the staff is very helpful and David is extremely supportive of his clients. He was ready to answer all questions and commit to necessary steps to help solve the situation immediately. He is one of the best out here!
Helen W.January 5th, 2018
I am truely grateful to David who dealt with the insurance companies on our behalf. We had our own injury to handle and luckily we were able to come in contact with David. He gave us assurance that he would take care of everything. He was very adamant on keeping us informed of the status of the case throughout the process. I hope that I never have to deal with a situation like this again in the future, but if I do I know I can trust David to relieve our worries and be there for us.
Sal W.August 31, 2017
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