You just want your child’s nightmare to end. You want your child to go back to school, to go back to his or her activities, and to go play with his or her friends. You are following the doctor’s orders in an effort to get things back to normal as soon as possible. As much as you want to wish away what happened, there are long term consequences of your child’s dog bite injury that may continue long after his or her wounds heal.

A Legal Claim May Help Your Child With the Long-Term Consequences of a Dog Bite Injury

As you weigh your child’s options, it is important to understand three possible benefits of filing a legal case after a dog bit injury. Specifically, your case could:

  • Make the neighborhood safer. Not only could a lawsuit help you deal with the danger of the dog that bit your child, but it could also serve as a warning or deterrent to other dog owners in the neighborhood.
  • Provide your child with enough money for medical treatment that your insurance doesn’t cover. For some children, this may include future reconstructive surgeries to eliminate or reduce scarring caused by the dog bite injury.
  • Provide emotional relief for your child. Many children have strong feelings about what is right and what is wrong. A legal case may help them find closure after their accident.

For these reasons, it may be important for you to consider filing a dog bite personal injury lawsuit on behalf of your child.

Call an Illinois Dog Bite Injury Lawyer to Find Out More

Before you decide what actions to take, it is important to speak with an experienced Gurnee dog bite lawyer about your legal options and possible recovery. Please call us today at 847-625-5500 or 866-625-2299 for a free consultation. We also encourage you to download a copy of our FREE Dog Bites Brochure from our website.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.