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The basics of rabies

If you or a loved one have been bitten by an animal in Illinois, one of your first concerns is likely whether or not you have been exposed to rabies. While the name of this disease is well-known, the symptoms are not always as clear. We at the Law Office of Kerley and Associates are here not only to represent your rights, but also to educate you on the signs and symptoms of rabies so that you can be prepared if you are bitten by an animal.

What you need to know about animal bite infections

Being bitten by an animal in Illinois can be painful, but often the worst consequences come later. Animal bite infections can result in a serious or even deadly condition. We at The Law Offices of Kerley and Associates work to protect clients from the physical, emotional and financial damages that this type of injury can cause.

The importance of seeing a doctor after being bitten

Illinois residents who have suffered from a dog attack know that the bites can be deep, painful, and disfiguring. Even the smaller bites carry a risk of infection, and not caring for a bite injury properly can mean a longer recovery period and a bite wound that will heal less seamlessly.

Should you report an attack to animal control?

There are plenty of dog owners in Illinois. That means that there are also plenty of opportunities for you to accidentally be bitten by someone's dog. You may be considering not reporting an attack to animal control because it seems like too much hassle, or because the bite is small, but we at the Law Office of Kerley & Associates would like to provide you with reasons why you shouldn't skip out on this vital reporting.

What should I do if a dog bites me?

If you have ever been bitten by a dog in Illinois, you understand the fear of injury and disease that comes with the wound. While the experience can be a scary one, there are things you should know that can keep you as safe as possible. Cesar’s Way provides helpful tips if you have suffered a dog bite.

How are dogs labeled as vicious handled in Illinois?

If you are a dog owner or have a concern about a dog in your Illinois neighborhood, then it can help to familiarize yourself with the laws on vicious dogs. According to the Sangamon County Clerk, anyone who lives in the same county as the dog or any government official can file a vicious dog complaint, but it requires clear and convincing evidence for a court to label the dog as vicious.

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