Most dogs are loyal companions to humans. They provide friendship and affection, and we can even train them to change their behavior. That’s why there are laws that hold dog owners liable when their animals attack other humans. There are a variety of circumstances under which a dog owner could be held liable for injuries caused by their pet. Attorney Ehsan Eftekhariis a personal injury lawyer with 20 years of experience handling dog bite attack cases. He’s a focused, passionate, and professional legal professional serving clients in the Niles, IL area.
Attorney Eftekhari proudly represents clients in these communities:
Dog bite attacks are a subset of personal injury law. The laws that affect these situations come from a mixture of local, state, and federal regulations. As a 20-year veteran personal injury lawyer, attorney Eftekhari has seen his fair share of dog bite attack cases. Because of this, he’s familiar with the complex web of laws that govern these situations.
Attorney Eftekhari can help you file a claim to recoup financial losses you may have suffered in a dog bite attack. You can file a claim to collect monetary compensation for expenses like
In addition, attorney Eftekhari can help you collect punitive damages. Instead of helping you recoup financial losses, punitive damages are intended to make an example of the defendant. Punitive damages include claims like intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Illinois state law actually has specific statutes that address dog bites. According to the state, a dog owner is liable for their pet’s actions if the animal’s behavior meets three criteria:
These laws don’t just address laws. Instead, they’re a test that can be applied to any domesticated pet. In addition, this test can apply to more than just animal bites. An “attack” is any action that causes harm to a human. For example, even if a cat scratches a human, as long as they’re not trespassing these laws still apply.
To win your dog bite injury case, your lawyer will need to prove two things. First, they need to show that the dog’s owner is at fault in the situation. They can do this by applying the three criteria mentioned earlier. If all three factors are true, the dog’s owner is liable. Next, your attorney will need to prove negligence. This means that the dog’s owner carelessly allowed the situation to unfold and result in your injury. By proving both of these factors, a personal injury lawyer can wrap up your dog bite attack case fairly quickly.
If you need a reliable, determined, and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer to handle your dog bite case, attorney Eftekhari can help. Regardless of your schedule, he can make time to see you – he’s on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. He’ll also travel to his clients, and he’s happy to travel to their homes or the hospital to meet them. In addition, he speaks seven languages including:
Call the Eftekhari Law Offices today to schedule your free consultation and see what your case may be worth.
If you recently received an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’re probably grappling with a few different emotions. You’re likely confused about how to proceed. Personal injury law is a technical field of legal practice, and only an experienced lawyer can navigate the process correctly.
The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. Eftekhari Law Offices looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and Eftekhari Law Offices.