Dan Goodman's office treated us with respect and professionalism. We opted for mediation instead of a trial. Terry Lachcik went to bat for us and through his knowledge and expertise, he was able to get us a settlement amount that was way more substantial than we could have received on our own against the insurance company. We were extremely satisfied and would definitely use Dan Goodman's firm again if the need ever arose.
- Bill G.
Construction Accident ... $2.3 Million
Truck vs. Pedestrian ... $2.0 Million
CTA Bus vs. Pedestrian ... $1.75 Million
Motorcycle vs. SUV ... $1.0 Million
Truck vs. Pedestrian ... $1.0 Million
Medical Malpractice ... $825,000
Slip/Trip & Fall ... $800,000
Ski Injury ... $600,000
Auto Accident ... $475,000
5 Motorcycle Collisions ... $250,000 - $350,000
Electrical Shock ... $250,000
Dog Bite ... $167,000
Train Accident ... $128,500
Truck vs. Auto ... $879,000
One of the most serious types of injuries the attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Goodman encounter are dog bites and dog attacks. Often times when a person is attacked by a dog, the result is permanent scarring to the victim of the attack, and the medical treatment for dog bites quite often requires stitches, medication to prevent infection and in some cases corrective plastic surgery to reduce scarring. Despite extensive medical treatment, the victim of a dog attack is often left with permanent physical scars and disfigurement, not to mention emotional scarring.
If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog in Chicago Il, the first thing to do is seek medical treatment. A dog bite that is left untreated can become infected, which could lead to serious illness in the victim, possibly even death. Additionally, seeking immediate medical treatment can help to minimize permanent scarring. Once the victim of a dog attack or dog bite has sought medical attention, the next action that should be considered is reporting the dog attack to the local authorities or animal control. Unfortunately, some irresponsible dog owners fail to properly vaccinate their dogs for Rabies, which can have serious medical repercussions for the victim. That’s why it’s a good idea to make a report with local law enforcement and or animal control so that they may determine if the dog has been properly vaccinated. If the dog has not been vaccinated, the animal will need to be tested for Rabies which will also affect the course of treatment for the victim.
Once you or your loved one has been treated, you should consult a dog bite attorney at a personal injury law firm to evaluate what options are available to you to seek compensation for your injuries. The first step in that process is determining who is responsible. While the most obvious answer is the owner of the dog, in some cases, someone other than the owner of the dog could be held responsible, for example:
It should be noted that the same holds true in cases where the animal that attacks or bites a victim is not a dog.
The attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Goodman have extensive experience in representing victims of dog attacks in Illinois. Some examples of settlements and awards obtained by the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman include:
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog or bitten by a dog in the Chicago, Il area or suburbs, the Chicago Il dog bite attorneys at the Law Office of Daniel Goodman can help you with the process of determining who is responsible for the dog, and what actions should be taken to compensate you for your injuries. Call us today for a free no cost no obligation consultation.
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