PRACTICE AREAS

Dog Bite Lawyer

Pignatelli & Associates P.C. dog bite lawyer offers personalized legal support and negotiates on your behalf while you focus on your recovery. We are here to fight for your rights and secure the compensation you need. 

Recognized for Excellence

Build Your Best Case With Illinois Dog Bite Lawyer

Dog bite cases are legally intricate, involving various statutes and regulations governing liability and compensation. But here at Pignatelli & Associates P.C., we aim to make things simple, especially in times of distress. This goal is what earned recognition from respected organizations such as the 2018 NAOPIA Top Ten Attorney and Martindale-Hubbell 2018 Peer-Rated for High Professional Achievement awards. These honors validate our years of dedicated service and our proven track record of success in dog bite and personal injury cases.

As Illinois’ established legal team, we possess the knowledge, resources, and expertise necessary to handle even the most complex dog bite cases. This involves disputed responsibility, jurisdictional issues, detailed medical evidence, and legal arguments about defenses like provocation or trespassing. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward building your strongest case.

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Legal Resolution that is Second to None

Areas of Dog Bite Injury Cases We Handle

Our legal team’s expertise extends far beyond a singular focus on dog bite cases. Thus, we have expanded our practice to cover various areas of dog bite law. This ensures that individuals facing any type of canine attack injury find the representation and resolution they need – all under one roof.

Puncture Wounds

Puncture Wounds

Advocating victim rights and securing refunds for medical bills, pain, and suffering.

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Puncture Wounds

Puncture Wounds

Advocating victim rights and securing refunds for medical bills, pain, and suffering.

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Broken Bones

Broken Bones

Helping clients secure compensation for pain and funds for surgery and rehab for fractured bones.

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Broken Bones

Broken Bones

Helping clients secure funds for surgery and rehab for fractured bones.

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Internal Organ Damage

Internal Organ Damage

Holding dog owners accountable for injuries to vital areas like the abdomen.

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Internal Organ Damage

Internal Organ Damage

Holding dog owners accountable for injuries to vital areas like the abdomen.

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Psychological Traumas

Psychological Traumas

We support bite victim's mental health needs such as claims for therapy and counseling.

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Psychological Traumas

Psychological Traumas

We support your mental health needs such as claims for therapy and counseling.

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Proven Approach for Your Case

Our Law Firm's Blueprint to Resolution

Consultation

Our dog bite attack lawyer listens attentively, asks pertinent questions, and provides available legal options.

Consultation

Our dog bite accident lawyer listens attentively, asks pertinent questions, and provides available legal options. 

Preparation

We establish the case's groundwork by gathering evidence, conducting investigations, and collaborating with experts.

Preparation

We establish the case's groundwork by gathering evidence, conducting investigations, and collaborating with experts.

Litigation

At the outset of litigation, we conduct research, assess evidence, and develop strategies to reach a favorable resolution.

Litigation

At the outset of litigation, we conduct research, assess evidence, and develop strategies to reach a favorable resolution.

Your Trusted Dog Bite Claims Advocate

Reputable Dog Bite Injury Law Firm in Illinois

Injury Law

Success is Already With Us

Over $90 Million Worth of Awarded Settlements and Verdicts

Each settlement and verdict represents more than just a financial win; it embodies a triumph for justice and accountability. At our firm, we take immense pride in our capacity to effect meaningful change in the lives of our clients. By securing the compensation they rightfully deserve, we empower them to rebuild and forge ahead after facing hardship and adversity.

With over $90 million in secured settlements and verdicts, our personal injury lawyers track record speaks volumes about our ability to deliver tangible results across a broad spectrum of legal cases. From covering medical care expenses to compensating for lost wages and addressing pain and suffering, we ensure that our clients receive comprehensive support to mitigate their financial losses.

Ultimate Solution for Dog Bite Settlements

Why We're the Right Choice for Your Dog Bite Injury Settlement

Suffering a dog bite injury can be a traumatic experience. In worst cases, dog bite injuries may require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, vaccinations, and rehabilitation. This leads to financial strain and disruption of daily life. With that in mind, our dog bite injury law firm ensures that you’re not alone in your journey towards recovery. Here’s what we offer:

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Risk-Free Representation

No Fee Unless We Win

At Pignatelli & Associates P.C., we recognize that pursuing legal action after a dog bite injury can add further financial strain during an already challenging time. That’s why we offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis. Simply put, clients won’t owe us anything unless we successfully secure a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Our commitment to operating on a contingency fee basis underscores our dedication to our clients’ best interests. We believe that everyone deserves access to quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. By eliminating the financial barrier to legal assistance, we ensure that you can pursue the compensation you deserve without having to worry about any upfront fees or retainer costs.

WHAT WE DO

How Can Our Dog Bite Injury Attorney Help You?

Suffering a dog bite can result in significant medical expenses and lost wages. If you’ve been injured in a dog bite incident, our experienced dog attack lawyer are here to help you navigate the legal process and secure your rightful compensation. Here’s how we can assist you:

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Filing a Claim

Our dog bite injury lawyers assist you in accurately and timely filing a claim with the dog owner's

insurance company to lay the legal grounds for your case.

Accident Reconstruction

Our legal team collaborates with accident reconstruction experts to gather evidence, analyze

the scene, and recreate the circumstances to establish liability and the sequence of events.

Review Medical Records

We review every aspect of your medical records, including diagnostic tests, treatment plans, surgical

procedures, and rehabilitation efforts and account for these on your claim.

Pre-Trial Order and Trial

Our attorneys will draft pre-trial orders, prepare persuasive arguments, and present compelling

evidence in court to advocate for your rights and interests.

Settlement Negotiation with Insurers

We negotiate fair compensation, covering medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and all

related damages, with your best interests in mind.

Settlement Success, Maximum Recovery

We Secure Dog Bite Injury Claims on Your Behalf

Lost Wages

If your dog bite injury causes missed work or impacts your earning ability, we’ll pursue

compensation for lost wages such as medical treatment, recovery, and resulting disabilities.

Pain and Suffering

We seek reimbursement as restitution for the physical pain and emotional trauma toll

caused by dog bite injuries.

Medical Expenses

We pursue settlement for all past and future medical expenses, ensuring you receive

the necessary treatment without financial burden.

Loss of Enjoyment of Life

Our legal team aims to maximize your awarded compensation for loss of enjoyment of life,

addressing the limitations on your ability to participate in activities due to the dog bite injury.

Emotional Distress

We’ll strive to get reparation for emotional distress, facilitating therapy, counseling, and

necessary treatments to support your mental well-being beyond physical injuries.

Punitive Damages

We vigorously pursue punitive damages in cases of egregious behavior by the dog owner to

hold them accountable and deter similar misconduct.

Looking For A Dog Bite Injury Attorney Near You?

Seeking justice for your dog bite personal injury lawsuits? Connect with a trusted lawyer in your area for expert guidance and support throughout your legal journey.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

In cases of a dog bite, responsibility typically falls on the owner of the dog. Dog owners are legally obligated to properly restrain the dog, adequately supervise it in public spaces, and address any aggressive behaviors through training or other means. In instances where negligence or failure to control the dog leads to a bite incident, the owner can be held liable for resulting injuries and damages.

Yes, in Illinois, a person can sue you if your dog bites them on your property, as the state follows the “strict liability” rule for dog bites. Under this rule, dog owners are held responsible for injuries caused by their dogs biting someone, regardless of whether the dog has shown prior aggression or has aggressive tendencies. However, there are some exceptions, such as if the person was trespassing or provoking the dog at the time of the incident. For more information, you can consult with our dog bite attorney to understand your rights and responsibilities in such cases.

The law pertaining to dog bites falls under the “Animal Control Act” (510 ILCS 5/2.16) and the “Common Law Doctrine of Negligence.” According to Illinois law, dog owners are strictly liable for injuries caused by their dogs biting individuals who are peacefully conducting themselves in any place they have a legal right to be, including public places or the dog owner’s property.

If the dog pet owner claims that you provoked the dog, it’s essential to gather evidence to refute this assertion. Our legal team at Pignatelli & Associates P.C. can help by conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident, including witness testimonies and any available surveillance footage. We’ll work diligently to establish the facts and demonstrate that your actions did not constitute provocation, ensuring that we held the dog owner liable.

A Level 3 dog bite refers to an injury classification system commonly used by medical professionals and animal control agencies to assess the severity of dog bite wounds. In a Level 3 dog bite, the injury typically involves puncture wounds or lacerations that require medical attention, including stitches and possible surgical repair.

It depends on your policy and the specific circumstances of the incident. Many homeowner’s insurance policies provide liability coverage for dog-related injuries, but there may be exclusions or limitations, such as breed-specific restrictions or a history of previous dog-related incidents. It’s important to review your policy carefully and consult with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and any potential exclusions.

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