Dog Bite Attorney
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An injury due to a dog (or other animal) bite can be serious. Recovery time, medical expenses and resulting scarring can be significant. In addition, the injury may require extensive time away from work or school with resulting damages.
Marks Injury Law is an experienced personal injury law firm that regularly represents dog bite victims. If you or a loved one are dealing with the aftermath of a bite, please contact us to assist you through the legal issues so you can focus on recovery.
What to do After a Dog Bite
If you are the victim of a dog bite, follow these simple steps to help ensure the best possible outcome for your claim:
- Seek Medical Attention – These injuries can be serious. Seek medical care right away, even if you do not think the injury is severe.
- Report to Animal Control
- Gather Information – Determine the identity of the dog owner and request the name of his/her homeowner’s insurance carrier.
- Limit your communication – Do not give statements or sign paperwork, even if asked to by insurance companies or responsible parties, without first seeking the advice of Attorney Jason Marks.
- Contact our dog bite lawyer – Attorney Jason Marks will meet with you, listen to details about your dog bite and injuries, and provide advice for how to proceed with your claim. Our firm will handle all aspects of your claim including establishing your claim with the dog owner’s insurance company, guiding you through your medical treatment and representing your interests in court, if necessary, to ensure your rights are protected.
Why Choose Marks Injury Law After a Dog Bite?
Obtained a settlement of $200,000 for a client who was injured in two separate car accidents that occurred 7 weeks apart. The client sustained a herniated disc in her lumbar spine as a result of the accidents that required surgery. A lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County that alleged an indivisible injury since the accidents occurred in such close proximity to each other. At the close of discovery, the insurance carrier for each defendant agreed to pay its policy limit of $100,000 to resolve the claim.
Settled a claim for an 87 year old woman for $120,000 after she was struck by a taxi cab while crossing the street in front of the library in downtown Waukegan. She sustained significant sprains, strains and contusions as a result of the incident and was hospitalized for approximately five days. After being released from the hospital she spent three weeks in a rehabilitation facility followed by one month of home physical therapy.