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Michael Kosner and Jay Paul Deratany
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Your Advocate After A Dog Bite

Millions suffer from dog bite injuries annually, ranging from minor lacerations to severe injuries requiring surgery. Nearly 17% of dog bites demand medical attention, as reported by the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Dog owners bear responsibility for their pets’ actions. If an unrestrained and off-property dog attacks, the owner is liable. Even on the owner’s property, if a dog unreasonably injures someone, the owner remains accountable.

At Deratany & Kosner, our skilled injury attorneys possess the resources and expertise to assess fault after a dog attack. Access to medical experts means we gather evidence, take depositions and confront large insurance firms’ lawyers.

Preventing Dog Bites: A Guide For Safety

Dealing with a dog or other animal attack is a frightening situation. We are here to support you after an attack and to help you prevent injury. The following are a few ways you can avoid an animal attack:

  • Awareness: Stay alert for signs of aggression in dogs, such as growling, snarling, stiff body language (including tense tail wags) or intense staring.
  • Body language: Learn to interpret a dog’s body language. Avoid approaching if the dog appears anxious, scared or overly excited.
  • Give space: Respect a dog’s personal space, especially if it’s unfamiliar or anxious.

Responsible pet owners contribute to community safety:

  • Training: Enroll dogs in obedience training to ensure they respond to commands.
  • Secure enclosures: Maintain secure fencing and containment on your property. Also, keep your dog on a leash so that you can provide immediate supervision.
  • Supervision: Always supervise interactions between pets and unfamiliar individuals, especially children.

Our commitment extends beyond resolution; we advocate for safer communities by promoting responsible pet ownership.

Seeking Justice? Contact Us Today

The attorneys at Deratany & Kosner possess the experience, skill and dedication to your case. For a free case consultation, contact us today at 312-815-6231 or complete this simple form. Let us be your advocate in the aftermath of a dog bite.