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Animal Attacks

Each year, hundreds of thousands of persons are injured as a result of attacks by animals. According to the CDC, approximately 4.5 million dog bites occur each year in the U.S. Dog bites can often cause serious injuries resulting in infections, hospitalization and permanent disfigurement. Sadly, children between the ages of 5 and 9 years of age are most often the victims of serious dog attacks. Considering these staggering statistics, you may find yourself in need of experienced Chicago animal attack attorneys.

If you or a loved one is the victim of an animal attack, you may have the right to pursue a case against the owner of the animal.  Typically, cases involving animal attacks are filed in Illinois courts under theories negligence and/or the Animal Control Act.

Our experience sets us apart as premier Chicago animal attack attorneys. One of the most important aspects of prosecuting a dog attack case is to secure evidence as quickly as possible. We will investigate the attack, identify the dog and its owner, obtain witness statements and photograph the injuries caused by the attack. We have obtained verdicts and settlements on behalf of numerous clients injured by dog attacks.

If you, a family member, or someone you know has been injured as a result of an animal attack, please contact Rhatigan Law Offices, premier Chicago animal attack attorneys, for a free consultation.