Dog Bite Injury

Did you know that over five million people each year are attacked by dogs and experienced injuries as a result?

In our safe, Midwestern, Northern Illinois, neighborhoods, it is hard to believe sometimes that beloved family pets can turn vicious, but when you read headlines in the Northwest Herald, you realize the reality. The reality of dangerous dogs becomes even more real when a dog viciously attacks you, your family member, or your friend.

We know; looking at your own beloved pet, it is hard to imagine that your neighbor’s pet or another dog could affect your life in that way. We’d love to believe that all dogs are as friendly as our family pets, but unfortunately that is not the case.

Dog Bite InjuryDog attacks can unfortunately lead to the following:

  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Cuts
  • Abrasions
  • Infections
  • Fractures or broken bones
  • Torn ligaments
  • Wounds
  • Punctures
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve damage
  • Rabies
  • Death

If a dog has attacked you, you may also be facing psychological stress and emotional trauma. Many dog bite victims experience irrational fears and/or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Some even become afraid to even walk outside or go near another dog out of fear of being attacked.

Don’t let this vicious dog bite change the course of your life. Fight back now, and let us help.

At Franks Gerkin McKenna, we’re the team you want fighting for you and your family after you’ve been affected by a dog attack. You need to recover and start getting back to your normal life. Let us fight for your compensation.

Steps to Take After you’ve been Bitten by a Dog

  1. Call for help ASAP. Don’t underestimate the extent of your injuries.
  2. If you’re able, take photos of your injury.
  3. Have someone call Animal Control, as well as the owner of the dog–if there is one.
  4. Call a dog bite injury attorney.

For more information about the steps you should take if you or your loved one has been attacked by a dog, please contact our dog bite lawyers here in Marengo, Illinois.

Our family of attorneys fights aggressively for people who have experienced these types of long-term, traumatic injuries in the hopes that we can truly make a difference in their lives.

Let us know how we can make a difference in yours after your traumatic dog experience.

Call today.