Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C., Reveals ‘Dog Bites Facts and Figures’ Article for Illinois Residents
Some topics covered in the article include: Common Dog Bite-Related Infections, Illinois Dog Bite Law, Common Dog Bite Injuries, Most Dangerous Dog Breeds, Why Do Dogs Bite, What Makes Dogs Aggressive and Dangerous, and more.
Dogs are among the best companions for pet lovers. But sometimes, dogs can be dangerous and bite people due to several factors:
- Fright – If the dog is startled or scared, it may lash out. In some instances, the dog can also attack if it senses that its food, toy, bed, puppies, or owner are being threatened.
- Stress – Like humans, dogs can also suffer from anxiety If they sense that their territory or space is being invaded, their stress levels can increase, and they may react by biting an individual.
- Illness – Dogs can react by biting a person if they are not feeling well.
- Playfulness – Two dogs may play with each other by rolling around and nipping at each other’s ears. This type of behavior can result in a bite for a person who is trying to play with a dog.
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, dogs also attack due to factors such as early experiences, heredity, inadequate supervision and training, lack of socialization, as well as sex and reproductive status.
The article also highlights Illinois dog bite laws. People who are attacked by a dog in Chicago have legal options to seek fair compensation for their medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, as well as other damages. The law firm’s skilled attorneys can help dog bite victims understand their legal rights to pursue a dog bite lawsuit.
Things to Do If a Dog Attacks
Dog attacks can cause serious injuries. Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C.’s article also offers tips on what to do if a dog attacks and how to deal with the situation in the best possible way:
- Wash bite wounds with soap and water. Seek immediate medical attention.
- Report the incident to the local animal control office.
- Get the contact details of the owner of the dog before leaving the scene.
- Take pictures of the injury.
- Keep and don’t wash the clothes worn during the attack.
- Keep copies of medical bills and receipts for dog-bite related expenses.
- Remember the details of the dog bite incident.
- Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer.
Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C., shares this article because the firm wants the residents of Illinois to be informed if they are harmed in a dog attack or come in contact with a dangerous dog.
Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and mass torts. Mr. Salvi has achieved record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including serving as lead counsel in obtaining an Illinois record-high $148 million jury verdict and a Lake County record $33 million jury verdict.