Wheaton Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Holding Negligent Animal Owners Accountable

In Illinois, owners of dogs and other animals are liable for injuries their pets may cause to other people. If you have been injured by a dog bite or other animal attack, you have rights that need to be protected.

At the law firm Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., we are seven former felony prosecutors who represent dog bite victims in Wheaton, Naperville and other communities in the DuPage County area. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. We handle injury cases involving dogs, cats and other animals that are kept by people.

Damages Often Covered by Homeowners Insurance

Liability in dog bite cases is usually not an issue. The dog's owner is accountable as long as you did not provoke the animal and you were peaceably conducting yourself in a place where you had a lawful right to be.

Damages are often covered by the homeowners insurance of the dog's owner. However, it's important to seek a lawyer's help to ensure that you receive all of the compensation you deserve. That may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Counseling to overcome fear of dogs
  • Future cosmetic surgery to revise or minimize scarring

When a child is injured in a dog bite attack, the damage can be devastating. Doctors often do not perform cosmetic surgery until the child is grown. If you do not demand enough compensation to pay for future surgery now, your medical insurance may not cover it.

Consult With an Animal Attack Injury Attorney in DuPage County

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us online to speak with a Wheaton dog bite injury attorney locally at 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695. Our office is conveniently located near the courthouse in Wheaton, Illinois.

We handle all dog bite injury cases on a contingency basis. That means you do not pay us until we obtain compensation for you.

Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.