Animals can be dangerous, even the dog down the block. The problem is particularly bad in Chicago and elsewhere in Illinois. Dog bites in our state are among the highest nationwide, and many of those bites result in serious injury.
If you or a loved one was attacked by a dog in West Side, Jackson Park, Avondale or any other neighborhood in Chicago, contact us as soon as possible. An experienced Chicago dog bite attorney at Coplan & Crane can work with you and help you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
How common are dog bites in Chicago and nationwide?
Every year, dogs bite millions of people, and other animals can also pose a threat at any time under certain conditions. And while such injuries might seem minor, they are often very serious injuries.
Some of the most common injuries include broken bones, severe lacerations and puncture wounds. Dog bites can easily become infected or damage skin to the point of requiring grafts or reconstructive surgery. Children 5 to 9 years old are especially vulnerable to dog bite injuries. And children under 4 years old often sustain head or neck injuries when they are bitten by a dog. In certain extreme cases, some people die as a result of a dog bite, resulting in a possible wrongful death case.
What are some of the most dangerous dog breeds?
Certain dog breeds are more dangerous than others. Some of the more dangerous dog breeds based on accident and injury statistics include:
- Pit Bull
- German Shepherd
- Doberman Pinscher
- Alaskan Husky
If you or someone you loved was attacked by any of these animals or any other breed of dog, don’t wait to take legal action. Contact Coplan & Crane as soon as possible. We want to help your family get your lives back on track.
Take Action. Contact An Experienced Chicago Dog Bite Lawyer
At Coplan & Crane, we’re capable of handling all these cases. We can also deal directly with insurance companies and other officials so you can stay out of the negotiations – something that can be problematic when you personally know the owners of the vicious animal. Allow us to help. We’re on your side. Call (708) 358-8080 or (800) 394-6002 and schedule a free case evaluation. We’re ready to meet with you and provide you with honest answers to your complicated questions. Contact us today.