Cook County Dog Bite Attorney
Gurnee, Illinois Personal Injury Claim Lawyer
Marks & Associates, Ltd. is a respected personal injury firm dedicated to helping dog bite victims. The trauma of an animal attack is not limited to physical injuries. Sometimes victims develop debilitating fears or other psychological symptoms as a result of a traumatic event like a dog bite. If you or a loved one has experienced a bite or attack from a dog or other pet, Attorney Jason Marks can help you recover the compensation you need to address medical and financial needs.
Understanding Illinois Dog Bite Laws
The Animal Control Act applies to any person who owns or controls a dog in Illinois. It is important to note that an individual is not required to prove negligence on the part of the owner or custodian of the dog in order to recover for a dog bite in Illinois. Rather, Illinois is a “strict liability” state, which means a dog owner is liable for any injury caused by his or her dog as long as there was no provocation by the victim. This law covers not only dogs, but any animal for which a person is responsible.
Types of Injuries Sustained from Animal Attacks
Dog bites can result in various types of physical and psychological injuries. Attorney Jason Marks has experience representing clients who have endured the following injuries as a result of a dog bite or attack:
- Back and neck injuries
- Lacerations and puncture wounds
- Disfigurement / scarring
- Strains and sprains
- Broken and fractured bones
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Nerve damage
Mr. Marks will help you file your claim in a timely manner and fight for the compensation you deserve including your lost wages. If your loved one died from an animal attack, you may also pursue a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Mr. Marks will advise you of all the options available and guide you towards the solution that best suits your goals and needs.
Please contact Marks & Associates, Ltd. today to schedule an appointment to discuss your dog bite claim. We take cases on a contingent basis. We will not charge any fee until we win your case. We have flexible appointments and convenient office hours to accommodate your schedule. We have offices in Gurnee and Chicago, Illinois and serve Lake County, Cook County and the entire Chicagoland area.