Dog Bites

Personal Injury Lawyers for Dog Bite Victims in Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette

Dog owners living in Romeoville, Schaumburg and Wilmette love their pets and consider them the ideal companion. Basically, they are treated like any other family member or loved one. Yet while they are capable of comforting and protecting us, they are animals that possess certain instincts. Unfortunately, when those instincts kick in, people often get bitten. If you’ve been bitten by a dog or otherwise injured in an attack, the personal injury lawyers of the Makarone Law Firm are here to help get you the compensation you deserve and ensure that your rights are protected.

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What We do

As your legal team, our job is to explain your legal options under the Illinois Dog Bite Laws. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette will work with you in order to maximize your chances of getting compensated for your injuries as well as lost wages, medical expenses, and the pain and suffering you’ve endured in the aftermath. We also have access to dog experts, medical professionals (e.g. plastic surgeons), and psychologists. No matter how minor or severe your injuries are, the Makarone Law Firm will hold the irresponsible dog owner responsible and fight the insurance company for compensation. That is why it is important as a dog owner to take adequate precautions when you take the dog out or have guests.

What causes Dogs to bite?

While some dog breeds are inherently aggressive, most are not unless they are trained to be that way. The AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) has conducted considerable research in order to answer the question “What causes dogs to bite?” The results of their research revealed the following 4 reasons:

  • Escalation of the animal’s stress level
  • Fear, fright, or just getting startled
  • Getting too rough when they are playing
  • Lashing out because they’re sick and don’t feel well

Additionally, the ASPCA conducted research as well and identified several additional factors that could trigger aggressive behavior including:

  • Early negative life experiences (e.g. mistreatment or neglect)
  • Heredity
  • Inadequate supervision and/or training
  • Lack of socialization

Furthermore, there are certain groups that are at higher risk for getting bitten including children, postal workers, and seniors. No matter how severe your injuries are, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers are always prepared to handle cases involving animal attacks and dog bites. When a dog owner is irresponsible or negligent, we will hold them accountable and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. For additional information, call the Makarone Law Firm and speak with a personal injury lawyer in in Romeoville , Schaumburg and Wilmette today.