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Illinois Dog Bite Injury Lawyers

Attorneys for Animal Attack Injury Cases in DuPage County and Kane County

No matter how friendly or lovable a dog may seem, any animal can act unexpectedly and attack or bite someone, even if it did not have any previous history of aggressive behavior. These incidents can lead to a wide variety of injuries that may affect a victim and their family for years to come. If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog, you may suffer physical harm and emotional trauma, as well as financial damages, and you should be sure to understand your options for holding the dog's owner responsible. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we provide dedicated legal representation for dog bite victims, and we can help you recover financial compensation for the damages you have suffered. Contact us at 630-552-6860 to schedule a free consultation today.

Illinois Dog Bite Liability Laws

The Illinois Animal Control Act states that a dog's owner is liable for the full amount of injuries and damages that occur when a dog attacks, attempts to attack, or otherwise injures a person. Unlike some other states, an Illinois dog owner does not have to know that their dog had dangerous or aggressive tendencies in order to be held responsible for dog bite injuries. A dog attack victim may seek compensation from the dog's owner if they did not provoke the dog and if they were legally allowed to be in the location where the attack occurred. This law also applies to attacks by other animals, and victims of dog bites or animal attacks may pursue compensation for injuries that occurred on private property or public locations, such as a dog park.

Dog Bite Valuation: What Is Your Case Worth?

A dog bite can be very traumatic, especially in cases involving injuries to children, and these incidents can affect victims and their families in many ways for a long period of time. The compensation that a victim can recover may include any and all costs related to medical treatment for their injuries, including emergency care, surgery to correct issues such as nerve damage, ongoing physical therapy, cosmetic surgery to address scarring and disfigurement, and treatment for emotional trauma such as PTSD. A victim may also pursue compensation for lost income or impairments to earning capacity, pain and suffering, and property damage. When a fatal dog attack occurs, the victim's family members may seek compensation for grief and sorrow, loss of companionship, and funeral and burial expenses.


  • Testimonials

    Brad guided me through a very emotional legal situation. He educated me about the law and helped me determine and achieve the best possible outcome in my situation. Not only was I in the hands of a highly skilled attorney when it comes down to the law, but the genuine compassion, sensitivity, and support I received through the entire process is something that is specific to my experience with Brad...

    - Jessica Dean


    Charles handled my legal matters with great professionalism and urgency. He knew that I was very stressed out about my situation and managed to get the best case scenario for my case! I would definitely recommend Charles b/c he truly cares about his clients. I will and forever consider Charles a friend and a confidant.

    - Wayne T.


    The best representation we could have asked for in a very complex and lengthy adoption. Heartfelt thanks to Brad Giglio. We also thank Matt Sperry for his assistance on some aspects of the case as well as thanks to the amazing Jackie Zimmerman!!!

    - Donna Henk

Attorney Steven Mevorah

Attorney Steven Mevorah

Steven H. Mevorah founded Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices in 1979, and over the past 40 years, the firm has provided dedicated legal services to clients, helping them address a wide variety of legal matters related to personal injury, family law, criminal defense, bankruptcy, and immigration. Mr. Mevorah believes in providing quality legal advice to clients, advocating for their interests, and maintaining exceptional client service. He is dedicated to ensuring that clients understand their legal options, and he works to protect their rights throughout the legal process. When possible, he will negotiate a settlement that will meet a client's needs, but if necessary, he is prepared to take a case to trial, leveraging his extensive litigation experience to reach a successful outcome.

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Frequently Asked Questions


What Should I Do if I Suffer a Dog Bite Injury?

Receive medical treatment as soon as possible and notify the authorities. Gather relevant information, such as pictures, statements from witnesses, or the contact information of the dog's owner. Finally, contact an attorney.


Are Some Dog Breeds More Dangerous Than Others?

While any type of dog can attack and injure someone, certain aggressive breeds, such as pit bulls or Rottweilers, are more likely to cause serious injuries or fatalities.


What Should I Do if I Was Attacked By a Stray Dog?

Report a bite by an unleashed dog to police or animal control. Officials may be able to capture the dog and identify its owner, allowing you to pursue compensation for your injuries.


What if My Dog Was Attacked or Killed By Another Dog?

Injuries inflicted in a dog-on-dog attack are typically considered property damage. You may be able to recover compensation for vet bills or other related costs.


What Dog Breeds Are Considered More Dangerous than Others?


People like to say dogs are man’s best friend, but they probably would not feel that way if they were viciously attacked by one. Dogs have been domesticated, and many people have them as family pets, but the truth is...

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Who Is Liable When an Unleashed Dog Bites Someone in Illinois?


An unsupervised and unleashed dog can pose a serious risk to its surroundings. Even a generally tame and disciplined dog can present a threat. If, for example, it runs over to a dog that does not get along well with...

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Contact an Illinois Dog Bite Attorney

If you have suffered a dog bite injury, our personal injury lawyers can help you determine the actual value of the damages you have suffered, and we will work to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 630-552-6860 or fill out the form below to arrange a free consultation.

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