Dog Bite Attorney in Springfield and Decatur, IL
Fighting against Negligence
Illinois is the third-highest state in the country for dog bite claims. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, and half of those are children with the highest number between the ages of five and nine. The American Humane Association reports that 66 percent of bites to children occur to the head and neck. Shay and Associates Law Firm will work to ensure that your child’s health is restored and that all medical bills are reimbursed as the result of a dog bite anywhere in the state of Illinois. Our team has the knowledge, legal skill and expertise to sue negligent or malicious dog owners and recover just compensation for our client’s injuries.
These are very troubling numbers. At Shay & Associates Law Firm, we believe in responsible pet ownership. But when a dog owner is irresponsible, and a dog bite occurs, we believe that owner should be held accountable for the injuries caused by their negligence. You and your children deserve a safe neighborhood and a life without worry and anxiety over negligent or malicious dog owners who let their pets run loose and attack the neighborhood constituents.
We have represented adults and children who have been victims due to the irresponsibility of a dog owner. The attack is traumatic enough, but the aftermath can leave physical and psychological scars for life. Our attorneys fight to make sure our clients receive proper medical attention and compensation for their injuries. When a child is injured due to a dog attack, the physical damage can heal, but the emotional and psychological damage can last a lifetime. Shay and Associates Law Firm will file civil damage claims against all negligent and malicious dog owners and ensure that the victims of dog bites are fairly reimbursed and compensated for their injuries.
Many dog bites occur on the job, and the injured worker may qualify for workers' compensation. When a dog bite occurs while you are on the job, your employer and property manager are responsible for your safety and well-being on the job. As a victim of a dog bite or attack while on the job, you are entitled to reimbursement compensation for your medical bills and injuries. Don’t take matters into your own hands and let the offenders off with just an apology or mere acknowledgment. Call us today if you or a loved one has been injured from a dog bite.
Shay and Associates Law Firm personal injury lawyers are qualified to handle a wide variety of cases involving injury or death in Illinois. We have the knowledge, legal skills and experience to get you the maximum in compensation for your injuries. For more detailed information on a specific type of case, please click on the page links on the right side of this page.