Champaign Animal Bites Lawyers
When you are a guest on someone else’s property, or even just passing by, you expect to be relatively safe or have your safety and well-being be a priority of the property owner. This includes being safe in the proximity of any domestic animal they may own. If a person’s domestic animal lashes out and bites you, the owner has defied the basic safety that they owe you, and they should be held accountable for the consequences.
An animal bite can result in serious injuries for a victim. It can result in physical pain, mental suffering, expensive medical bills, and loss of income from time away from work during recovery. If you are the victim of an animal attack, it may be necessary to file a civil lawsuit in order to recover the compensation you need to get your life back. At the Spiros Law, P.C., we understand that it can be confusing and stressful to deal with this kind of accident, especially with the addition of a lawsuit. That is why we are devoted to guiding our clients and representing them at every stage of the legal process.
Animal Bite Injuries
Animal bites can cause severe physical injuries such as lacerations, wounds, fractured bones, scars, infections, contusions, and even nerve damage. The extent of these injuries may vary with the type and size of the animal doing the biting, but every bite should be taken seriously. If an animal, even a domestic one, bites you, follow these steps:
- Get safely away from the dog
- Take care of the wound and find a way to make the bleeding stop
- Obtain the names and addresses of the dog’s owner, and any witnesses of the attack
- Take photos of the wound
- See a doctor to document the incident and receive treatment for injuries
- Make an incident report with the local animal control
- Contact a personal injury attorney
Even if you do not think a bite is severe or you think you are being dramatic, it is important to file a report and contact a personal injury attorney. This is for your sake, as well as to protect others from possible future attacks from the same animal. At the Spiros Law, P.C., we understand how you are feeling, and we want to do everything we can to help you through this time.
Contact a Champaign Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one was the victim of an animal bite, you may be suffering from mental and physical anguish, as well as the relating financial burden. Contact a Champaign animal bites lawyer and fight to receive the compensation you deserve. Contact the Spiros Law, P.C. at (217) 328-2828 to learn more about what we can do for you.