Compensation for animal bites

January 23, 2019 Legal Team
In many cases where a dog or other animal bites a human, the victim doesn’t want to seek compensation from the owner if, for example, the two are friends. Owners of animals in Illinois, however, are not always the parties who pay for compensation to the victim. Insurance companies may cover the costs of...
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Assessing and treating dog bites

October 18, 2018 Legal Team
Every year in Illinois and across the U.S., 1 in 775 people seek emergency care for dog bite injuries, most of them boys between five and nine years old. Dog bites tend to be around the head and neck in children under the age of 10, resulting in lacerations, punctures, avulsions or crush injuries....
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Dog attacks on postal workers increasing

April 18, 2017 Legal Team
Illinois residents may be interested to learn that dog attacks involving postal workers are on the rise. According to reports, the number of dog attacks on postal workers was up to 6,755 in 2016, an increase of 206 attacks from the previous year. In fact, the number of dog attacks involving postal workers reached...
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Preventing dog bites

November 3, 2016 Legal Team
Many Illinois parents have dogs as pets. People often think of their dogs as members of the family, and it is difficult for them to remember that they are animals who may behave in unexpected ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 50,000 children under the age of 7 were...
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