The average damages in a dog bite case are $37,000.
More than one-third of American homes have a dog. In all, 70 million dogs, most of them gentle, faithful companions. But any dog can bite, inflicting serious injuries, disfigurement and emotional trauma.
Under Illinois law, dog owners are strictly liable when their pets harm people. It may be a sweet puppy the other 364 days a year. This may be the first time it bit anyone. That does not matter. You are entitled to compensation if you are injured by a dog. But you may need legal help to collect.