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Dog Bites

Illinois Dog Bite Lawyer

We Have Recovered Millions for Our Clients

Dog bites and other animal attacks cause serious injuries, both physically and psychologically. Every year, millions of people in the United States are bitten by dogs and some require serious medical attention. If you are a victim of an unprovoked attack in Illinois, the dog’s owner is responsible for paying all your damages. Dog owners can be held liable their pet’s harmful acts, including the actual bite, any bites received while trying to flee or avoid the attacking dog, and any injuries from falling or tripping.

Contact our Illinois dog bite injury lawyers for a free consultation regarding your right to recovery. Call (618) 505-1660 today.

Recoverable Damages in Dog Bite Cases

As previously mentioned, you may be able to hold the owner of the dog that bit you accountable for your damages. The exact compensation you are entitled to receive depends on various factors, including the severity of your injuries and extent of your damages.

By filing a dog bite injury claim in Illinois, you may be able to recover compensation for:

  • Medical treatment
  • Surgery
  • Rehab services
  • Lost wages
  • Future loss of earnings
  • Disfigurement
  • Pain and suffering

In the worst case scenario, dog bites can even lead to wrongful death. Our Illinois dog bite lawyers represent injured victims and surviving families; reach out to us today to learn how we can help you with your case.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation

Do not underestimate the severity of your dog bite claim. Our firm offers free initial consultations and you pay us only if we succeed in getting you compensation.

If you or someone you know has suffered from a dog or animal bite, please contact Sam C. Mitchell & Associates by completing our secure online form or by calling our Illinois dog bite attorneys at (618) 505-1660.

Why You Can Trust Us

The Right Firm Can Make the Difference
  • Free Initial Case Evaluations
  • You Pay Nothing Unless We Win
  • Over 3,700 Cases Handled
  • Committed to Integrity Above All Else
  • Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Over a Century of Combined Legal Experience

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.

  • Auto Accident $9,000,000

    Auto accident involving permanent injury to a mother and her unborn child.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Auto Accident $2,500,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - A box truck pulled out in front of our client’s vehicle, resulting in a T-bone crash. Our client sustained serious injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident 920,000

    A man was sheading south on RT 45 in Saline County when TT slowed to make a turn and was rear-ended. Our client suffered injuries to his neck and shoulders. Justice was served for our client.

  • Auto Accident $875,000

    Client was stopped at a red light in O'Fallon when another vehicle failed to stop rear-ending our client. He sustained injuries to his neck, low back and leg.

  • Auto Accident $750,000

    JURY TRIAL VERDICT - Jury verdict in favor of our client who was injured in an intersection crash in Herrin, IL. Before the trial, the defendant’s insurance company withdrew all settlement offers and offered our client $0. Justice was served with a trial verdict of $750,000.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Auto Accident $600,000

    A woman was violently rear-ended in Marion, IL and sustained injuries to both of her knees from striking the dashboard and an injury to her foot.


Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris