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Will your dog be put down after biting someone?

If your dog bites someone in Illinois, you have quite a bit to be concerned about. You have to ensure the person is okay and gets the proper medical treatment. You also have to be concerned about what this could mean for your property or rental insurance because a claim is almost certain to be made. You also need to think about your dog's well-being. 

What to do if a dog chases you on your bike

A bicycle is an excellent choice of transportation, recreation and exercise for many in Illinois, but on your ride, you are exposed to a risk that motorists are not: dog attacks. We at the Law Office of Kerley & Associates have represented many people who were injured by a dog who was not properly restrained by its owner.

How can you care for animal bite scars?

Illinois residents who have been victims of dog bites will know that the pain can continue long past the initial attack. For example, many victims are left with unpleasant or even disfiguring scars, reducing your quality of life. Fortunately, there are possible ways to minimize and care for animal bite scars that may help reduce the appearance and formation of scars.

Cat bites may be more dangerous than you think

Since the majority of animal bites to humans involve dogs, many people don't realize that bites inflicted by cats can actually be more dangerous in some situations. While physical injuries will likely be more severe if you have been bitten by a canine, feline injuries more often land Illinois victims in the hospital. We at the Law Office of Kerley and Associates can help you ensure that you get the help you need if you find yourself with a bite from a cat or any other animal.

How can parents help children heal from dog bites?

After your child is bitten by a dog, you know that the physical injuries usually take some time to heal. However, your child may also have emotional injuries which can linger long after the phyical wounds are gone. A previous blog discussed the physical injuries you should look for immediately after the bite. It is equally important for you to recognize emotional injuries so you can help your child recover.

What parents need to know about animal bites

If your child has been bitten by an animal in Illinois, there are several things you should know. Every bite can be different, so you may need help identifying potential diseases or knowing how to treat the wound. We at the Law Office of Kerley and Associates can help you recognize dangers you may not have been aware of and ensure that you receive the compensation you need to get adequate treatment.

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.

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