Holding Pet Owners Accountable

Many people in Rockford have owned a dog or have lived near a dog owner. Dogs and other pets can be faithful members of the family. However, there are various reasons that dogs attack and can harm unprepared individuals:

  • Most dogs are territorial animals.
  • A pet that has suffered abuse or neglect at home can strike others without warning.
  • Family pets frequently react aggressively when others approach to protect themselves, their home or their owners.

Most animal bite injuries involve dogs; however, cats, ferrets, birds and a variety of other household pets have been known to seriously injure humans in an attack.

Since 1954, our attorneys at Fabiano Law Offices have been aggressively advocating for individuals who have suffered personal injury in an animal attack. We diligently review the circumstances surrounding an animal attack so that we can develop a litigation strategy that promotes favorable results. The six-figure settlement we received on behalf of a client who suffered trauma from a dog attack is a testament to the effectiveness of our methods.

Maximizing Compensation For Animal Attack Victims

People of any age can be the victim of an animal attack; however, children and the elderly are unfortunately the most vulnerable. The strength and shape of a dog’s jaws can inflict serious personal injury in any dog attack. When the animal does not stop with the first bite, direct injuries during an attack can become fatal.

For the victims who survive, deep emotional suffering and severe personal injuries often result, including:

  • Disfigurement
  • Broken bones
  • Crushing injuries
  • Torn flesh
  • Scarring

The trauma imposed during the attack is not the only source of potential injury. Infections, rabies and other complications can increase medical costs and harm to humans during the recovery period.

Call Us To Learn How We Can Promote Your Claim In Court

Illinois laws provide strong protection for dog bite victims to recover compensation from negligent pet owners whose dogs or other animals inflict injuries. Our attorneys know how to use these laws to pursue gross negligence in court.

To arrange your free consultation, call 815-315-4277 or send us an email now.