Dog bites and attacks cause serious damages, both physical and psychological. The attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher LLC are committed to ensuring victims of dog bites receive compensation for the full measure of damages that the victim has suffered. In Illinois, animal owners are held to a strict liability standard. This means that a victim of an unprovoked dog attack need not prove that the owner negligently controlled the dog or that the dog had ever attacked anyone before. If you are the victim of an unprovoked attack, the dog’s owner is responsible for paying all your damages. This includes not only damages from dog bites, but also damages from injuries suffered while trying to flee or otherwise avoid the attacking dog, such as injuries caused by tripping or falling down.
The attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher LLC have substantial experience handling dog bite and other animal attack cases. We will apply our knowledge and experience to ensure you receive the full measure of damages you are entitled to under Illinois law. These damages may include expenses for past and future medical treatment, including reconstructive surgery, as well as rehabilitative expenses. You may also be entitled to recovery for lost wages, future loss of earnings, disfigurement, pain and suffering, and if the worst has happened, for wrongful death. In many cases, these damages may be covered under the homeowner’s insurance of the animal’s owner. The experienced attorneys at Tapella & Eberspacher LLC will make sure you receive the full measure of what you deserve under the law.
If someone in your family has suffered an injury or you believe you may have a wrongful death claim, call our Central Illinois office at 217-639-7800, our St. Louis Metropolitan area office at 618-628-3800 or contact us online. We handle cases throughout Missouri and Illinois. We offer a free consultation and evaluation. If we take your case, there are no attorney fees unless you receive compensation.