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.
These are very troubling numbers. At Shay & Associates, 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 responsible for the injuries caused by their negligence.
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 scars for life. Our attorneys fight to make sure our clients receive proper medical attention and compensation for their injuries.
Many dog bites occur on the job and the injured worker may qualify for workers’ compensation. Call us today if you or a loved one has been injured from a dog bite.
Shay and Associates personal injury lawyers are qualified to handle a wide variety of cases involving injury or death in Illinois. For more detailed information on a specific type of case, please click on the page links on the right side of this page.