Dog Bite Lawyer
1. Must be acting peaceably,
In December of 2018, Douglas Rallo reached a record-high $550,000 settlement for a dog bite which resulted in a fingertip amputation. This is also the third highest reported dog bite settlement of any kind in Illinois, as of that date.
As stated above, a dog does not have to “bite” you. The owner of the dog may be legally responsible where the dog attacked and injured — but did not bite. At Rallo Law, we handled such a case where the dog charged after our client who had a bad heart condition. The client had to climb on to the hood of a car to escape. The dog never made contact with, and never bit, our client. However, several hours later, our client suffered a heart attack. Rallo Law settled the case for $250,000.