Southern Illinois and Missouri Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites can result in physical and emotional pain. Adults and children alike can be affected. Our skilled Edwardsville dog bite lawyer represents adults and children who have been bitten by dogs and are now suffering emotionally and physically. These can be serious injuries that result in lifelong consequences, including scarring and disfigurement. The Johnston Law Offices is prepared to protect your rights.
If you or your child sustained a dog bite injury, please call our law firm to schedule your free initial consultation with our Madison County dog bite scar attorney. We can be reached at (618) 655-1234. You can also contact our Edwardsville dog bite lawyer online.
Illinois Dog Bite Laws
Our Edwardsville dog bite lawyer is knowledgeable about Illinois dog bite statutes. There is strict liability regarding the pet owner/property owner. If a dog bites or attacks a person, the owner is responsible. The dog bite claim will be handled under the owner’s homeowners or renters insurance.
In many cases, the dog owner’s insurance company may offer you a sum that maximizes their profits and minimizes payout on dog bite insurance. This is only one of many reasons why you should contact an expert dog bite lawyer.
I’ve been bitten by a dog. How can a qualified attorney help me?
If you or your loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a dog bite, our personal injury law firm seeks maximum compensation for the victims’ psychological and physical losses sustained from dog bites. We represent clients of all ages who are dealing with the following due to an animal attack:
- Puncture wounds
- Emotional trauma
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
Many of our dog bite clients will require a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Many will need to have reconstructive surgery. When children are bitten by dogs and disfigured, they will typically need to wait until they are 18 or older to have reconstructive surgery as their bodies and bone structure are not yet fully developed.
Psychological damages can affect people of all ages. In many situations, we find that children develop a phobia of dogs. With counseling, this can be overcome. We craft settlement demands that include the cost of counseling for your child.