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Dog Bite Cases

McHenry County, Illinois, Dog Bite Cases

Dog bites and animal attacks can result in serious injuries including scarring, disfigurement, a loss of limb, even paralysis or wrongful death. At Balke & Williams, we offer strategic advocacy to protect the rights of our clients who have suffered serious injuries caused by dog bites and animal attacks. We will begin an immediate and aggressive investigation into the facts to protect your rights and claims after an animal attack.

When you or someone you love suffers a dog bite or animal attack, you can take immediate action to protect your rights and claims. We will preserve all necessary evidence and aggressively pursue your rights to compensation. Contact us for an immediate consultation.

Preserving evidence after a dog bite or animal attack

If you or someone you love has been bitten or attacked, you can take immediate action to protect your rights and claims. It is important to identify the dog and the dog owner as soon as possible. You should call animal control and visit a medical professional. Take pictures of the injury and contact any witnesses who may have seen the attack. Any evidence you can collect immediately will be helpful in pursuing your case.

Examples of dog bite cases include:

  • A woman is at the park with her own dog and is attacked by an unleashed dog in the same park
  • A little girl visits her grandmother and while playing outside is attacked by a neighbor's dog
  • A landlord fails to warn of a vicious or dangerous dog in the building and the dog attacks a mail carrier

Illinois does not have a "one free bite" law. If you have been bitten by a dog, you can maximize your compensation with an experienced attorney. Call now to protect your rights and claims.

Maximizing your recovery for a dog bite or animal attack

Our attorneys will take a comprehensive approach to ensure that you maximize your compensation for the full extent of your injuries. You or your child may have suffered severe lacerations or puncture wounds that cause scarring or disfigurement. Serious attacks may even result in loss of limb, paralysis or wrongful death. These claims can result in significant recoveries against responsible owners, landlords and homeowners' insurance carriers, especially where injuries are permanent.

Contact Balke & Williams for a free consultation with an experienced McHenry County, Illinois, dog bite and animal attack lawyer. We take all of our cases on a contingency basis and will aggressively assert your rights to benefits and compensation.

Call our Crystal Lake Office at (815) 585-4080 or our Chicago office at (312) 986-8063 to discuss your workers' compensation or personal injury case.

Our Office Locations

Chicago Office
542 S. Dearborn
Suite 310
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 879-9536
Fax: (312) 986-8072
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Crystal Lake Office
330 W. Terra Cotta Avenue
Suite B
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014
Phone: (815) 585-4080
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Warrenville Office
4320 Winfield Road
Suite 200
Warrenville, IL 60555
Phone: (312) 879-9536
Fax: (312) 986-8072
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Balke & Williams, are located in Crystal Lake and Chicago and serve clients throughout McHenry County, Lake County and Cook County, including Crystal Lake, Lake in the Hills, Waukegan, Grayslake, Arlington Heights and Highland Park, Illinois.

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