Dogs who exhibit aggressive behaviors are more likely to bite. If you find yourself around dogs, it is important to understand the signs so that you can take precautions if you believe a dog is dangerous. Additionally, many victims of dog bites are children; therefore, it is important for parents to be aware of signs of aggression in dogs.
Still, an understanding of the warning signs can still result in dog bites. In many cases, dog bites are not the fault of the victims under the law. Because the law favors dog bite victims, they often can be compensated for their injuries.
Signs of Aggressive Behaviors in Dogs
Experts warn of the following behaviors. If your dog shows these behaviors, you should seek professional help for your dog. If you are around a dog with these behaviors, it is advisable to leave the area to avoid an accident.
Aggressive behaviors include the following:
These types of behaviors can lead to biting that cause serious injury.
About Dog Bite Cases in Illinois
Under Illinois law, a dog bite victim will be entitled to monetary recovery if he or she can prove that:
The law does not require that it be proven that the dog was a known danger or that the dog owner took steps to restrain the dog. Because of the proof required by law, dog bite victims may have an easier time recovering damages than victims in other types of personal injury cases.
However, in other cases, there may be a question as to one of the three requirements listed above. In these circumstances, an attorney can be especially useful.
Damages to Which You May Be Entitled in a Dog Bite Case
Attorneys are also useful in determining the damages victims may recover. Typically, victims can recover: medical expenses, lost wages, counseling expenses, emotional distress, and pain and suffering.
Contact a Lombard, IL Dog Bite Lawyer
The skilled DuPage County dog bite attorneys at Mevorah Law Offices LLC have helped dog bite victims receive the compensation they need to fully address their injuries. While many cases settle, we have the experience needed to take a case to trial to get you the justice you deserve.
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