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Lawyers for Injuries Inflicted By Animals in Illinois

When a person suffers a dog bite, they may seek to hold the dog's owner responsible for their injuries and other damages. However, people may also suffer serious injuries after being attacked by other animals. Victims in these cases may be unsure about their legal options, but by working with an experienced attorney, they can protect their right to receive compensation for these injuries.

Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices provides personal injury representation for those who have been injured in an animal attack. Our lawyers can work with you to demonstrate that an animal's owner was responsible for your injuries and pursue the financial compensation you deserve.

Types of Animal-Related Injuries

Illinois liability laws state an animal's owner is liable for the injuries and damages inflicted when an animal attacks or attempts to attack a person without provocation. This applies not only to dogs, but to other animals as well. Injuries may be caused by a wide variety of animals, including:

  • Cats - Even the tamest housecats can have sharp teeth and claws, and they can be very territorial. Bites and scratches by cats could result in lacerations, nerve damage, or scarring and disfigurement.
  • Birds - Parrots, parakeets, and other pet birds can have sharp beaks and claws. Bites by these birds could cause serious injuries to hands or other parts of the body, and they could even result in the amputation of a finger. If a bird attacks a person's eyes or face, this could cause blindness or severe scarring.
  • Rodents - Rats, mice, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, or guinea pigs that are kept as pets may bite a person. These bites can transmit infectious diseases to a victim that may have a serious impact on a person's health and well-being.
  • Horses - A kick from a horse can be incredibly harmful, resulting in broken bones, damage to internal organs, or traumatic brain injuries. A person may also suffer serious injuries when falling off a horse. The animal's owner should ensure that a horse is properly trained and supervised.
  • Reptiles - Snakes and lizards can cause injuries when biting a person. Owners of poisonous snakes or dangerous reptiles such as alligators or crocodiles may be liable for injuries that occur if these animals escape from a protective enclosure.
  • Monkeys or apes - Chimpanzees, monkeys, or other primates may appear human, but they are animals that can behave unexpectedly. Because these animals can be very strong, they can seriously injure or kill a person in an attack.
  • Farm animals - Visitors to farms, petting zoos, or similar facilities may suffer injuries if animals are not properly contained or supervised. For example, a charging bull may trample a person, or a headbutt from a goat could result in serious fall injuries.
  • Zoo animals - A victim may be able to hold a zoo responsible for injuries that occur if an animal escapes its enclosure, or if the zoo did not provide the proper measures to prevent a person from coming into contact with a dangerous animal.

Contact a Naperville Animal Injury Lawyer

An animal bite or attack can result in a wide variety of serious injuries, and it can sometimes be difficult to determine who was responsible. At Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices, we can work with you to identify an animal's owner or determine the party that was liable for your injury, and we will help you pursue financial compensation that addresses the damages you have suffered. To schedule a free consultation, contact our office today at 630-552-6860.

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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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