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Northwest Indiana Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

Dog Bite Lawyer in Northwest Indiana

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Our trusted legal team knows the local community. We’ve dealt with many dog bite cases before, and we know the process inside and out. With decades of experience and an excellent local reputation, Stracci Law Group is here to help you file a successful dog bite injury claim.
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NWI Dog Bites Attorney

Stracci Law Group is a leading legal firm in Lake County, Indiana, with a team of dog bite lawyers ready to help you make your claim. We understand the trauma this kind of injury can cause, and we won’t stop until you receive the compensation you deserve.

With unmatched enthusiasm and compassion, our professional dog bites attorneys will work with you to establish the facts of your case, build a solid argument, and work toward a fair compensation sum. We’ll factor in medical care costs, loss of work, and more after a dog attack.

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Dog Bite Accident Types

There are many types of dog bite accidents, each of which presents unique circumstances and challenges. Stracci Law Group has managed injury cases involving both young and older adults who were wrongly exposed to animals with bad temperaments, all under the guidance of an experienced dog bite attorney.

The circumstances vary with every case, but the following are some of the most common dog bite accidents we deal with.

Dog Bite Accident Types

Unprovoked Attacks in Public Areas

Perhaps the most common type of dog bite incident involves random, unprovoked attacks on the street, at a park, or in other public spaces. Careless dog owners who leave their dogs off a leash and put others in danger are responsible for many attacks. We'll ardently fight for justice for all dog attack victims affected by such incidents.

Postman or Delivery Worker Attacks

As a postman or a delivery worker, you must enter other peoples’ property to deliver their mail. If you were wrongly exposed to a vicious animal and have been harmed as a result, we want to represent you.

Working with Animals

While those who work with animals are more likely to be restricted by insurance and legal conditions, no one deserves to be left without compensation after suffering a dog bite that wasn’t their fault. Our dog bite attorneys will examine your case closely to determine how best to move forward.

Harm to a Child

Dog bites are often severe enough when they happen to adults, but they can easily become deadly when they happen to a child. If your child has been injured by a dog, our dog bite attorneys will see that the responsible party is held accountable.

Common Dog Attack Injuries

Dog bite injuries can take many forms. Most are physical, but some have mental and emotional consequences as well. The more severe your injuries, the more compensation you’ll likely be entitled to.

The most common kinds of dog bite injuries and associated conditions we see include:

  • Lacerations and scratches
  • Head injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Puncture wounds
  • Serious facial injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Severe or permanent scarring
  • Infections
  • Nerve damage and paralysis
  • Severed arteries
  • Severed tendons
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Lasting psychological damage

If you’ve been injured in a dog attack and are unsure who's liable for your pain and suffering, don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation and tap into the knowledge that nearly 100 years of combined experience holds.

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Dog Bite Liability in Northwest Indiana

The issue of dog bite liability in Northwest Indiana requires careful examination and analysis. Generally speaking, the law stipulates that the dog owner is responsible for any harm their pet causes. This liability isn't limited to physical injury but also extends to property damage.

The dog's owner is expected to maintain control over the pet at all times to prevent potential attacks. If a dog attacks and injures another person, the owner can be held legally responsible for the victim's medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

This liability applies whether the attack occurs on the dog owner's property, in a public place, or even on your own property. That being said, it's important to note that the dog owner may not be held liable if the victim was trespassing or provoking the dog, or if the dog was defending its owner from attack.

How Much Can I Sue for Over a Dog Bite in Lake County, IN?

It depends on the specifics of your case. Factors like the severity of the bite, the breed of dog, the identity and behavior of the liable party, and the probability of securing compensation will all influence the amount to which you may be entitled.

Medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering from the incident all play a crucial role in determining the final compensation figure. In many instances, compensation can climb into the tens of thousands, but it could be higher or lower according to the exact circumstances.

When you work with Stracci Law Group, you can rest assured that we'll always fight to maximize your prospective payout, giving you the resources you need to move on from your injuries.

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

Our seasoned dog bite injury attorneys work with clients to gather and organize the facts of each case and formulate an effective strategy before moving ahead with compensation claims and lawsuits.

Insurance companies like to play hardball, but we don’t back down. Here's how our skilled animal bite lawyers will propel your case forward.

Investigating the Incident

At Stracci Law Group, every case starts with a free initial consultation. One of our dog bite injury attorneys will be assigned to hear your story and discuss your injuries in detail. We’ll use this meeting to find out exactly what happened and how it's affected you.

Establishing Liability

After our consultation and follow-up research, we’ll determine liability, identifying the party responsible for your injury and the best course of action to take.

Building Your Case

Once we have all the foundational information we need, we'll begin building your case. With our deep knowledge of Indiana law and decades of experience, we’ll ensure that your case is as strong as it can be. We’ll always think several steps ahead by predicting possible setbacks and working to overcome them deftly.

Pursuing Fair Compensation

Our lawyers will work tirelessly to obtain compensation from those who are liable. We calculate compensation based on the cost of your healthcare needs, the trauma caused by the incident, and any work you may have lost due to your injury.

Financial compensation may not feel like true justice in the most extreme cases, but we’ll make sure it comes as close as possible.

Why Choose the Dog Bite Accident Lawyers at Stracci Law Group

We're committed to providing exceptional legal services with an empathetic, personal approach. Our multi-talented legal professionals apply themselves tenaciously to each case to ensure that our clients see the best possible outcomes.


We pride ourselves on our attentive customer service. Our attorneys are always available to field questions or concerns.


Our lawyers hold regular meetings to collaborate and strategize. This helps ensure that your case is viewed from every possible angle and benefits from the combined knowledge of our entire team.


Our team is made up of highly skilled legal professionals who have repeatedly proven themselves in their respective areas of the law. Their track records have contributed to our strong reputation and standing within the legal field.

Take a look at what some of our previous clients have to say about their experiences working with Stracci Law Group.

*Note that cases involving the State, the Federal government, and state, local, or Federal agencies have specific, time-sensitive notifications that must be made in a much more compressed timeframe.  If you believe you are involved in a case involving one of these entities, be sure to contact an attorney as soon as possible or you could waive your right to pursue litigation against them.

Our Personal Injury Attorneys

Paul G. Stracci, the leader of our team, defended a murder case only 10 months out of law school and won a complete acquittal. He has since developed a powerful reputation as a devastatingly effective criminal trial attorney.

Alison L. Benjamin began her legal career years ago as a state court prosecutor. She is known to be a thoughtful and passionate litigator, and now focuses her practice on representing clients charged with federal crimes. Her tenacity makes her well-suited to resolve the complexities that arise in defending clients charged with federal crimes.

Maryam Afshar-Stewart, a former prosecutor, has risen rapidly as a criminal defense attorney thanks to her remarkable work ethic and undying commitment to the cause of justice for her clients.

Michael Woods is an experienced criminal trial attorney who has handled thousands of cases ranging from simple traffic tickets to complex homicides. A deputy prosecuting attorney for nearly 10 years, Michael knows what makes a case weak or strong, and can give clients an honest and realistic evaluation of their case.


I knew Paul Stracci through a mutual friend and everyone know he's the best in the area. My case was assigned to his specialist Maryam Atta Afshar-Stewart. Maryam truly cares about her clients. Before the civil hearing she was holding my poor mother's hand. I spent the last 10yrs of my career running a charity physical rehab center for Parkinson's Disease. I've organized 7 elder abuse interventions. My case really hit home with me, not just because of my family. During many meeting a tear or two would run down my face. She was always comforting, took the time to listen. Not only are they the best, they truly do care about their clients!
Brian Terpstra
Best law group in the state hands down. All cases were dismissed
Denzel Shaw
The best attorney hands down!!! Paul Stracci has been there for me on numerous occasions.very professional and efficient with his work.Also Jen is the best also, always there when I call for anything!Just want to say thanks and I wouldn’t recommend no other lawyers but you all!!
Mardell Morgan
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Should I get a lawyer for a dog bite?

Absolutely. Reaching a settlement involves extensive back-and-forth negotiations with insurance companies, which can be an arduous and sometimes exhausting task. It also requires a deep knowledge of the law and how to interpret it for your situation.

Call Stracci Law Group as soon as you’re able to after an accident. We’ll get to work establishing the facts and building your case, dealing with all the stressful parts of claiming compensation while you focus on rest and recovery.

Does homeowner's insurance cover dog bites?

Your homeowner's insurance plan may cover a dog bite injury if the attack occurs on your (the policyholder's) property. However, this isn't always the case.

If you’re concerned about an incident on your property, talk to your insurance provider. If you have questions about whether you can seek compensation from a homeowner after being bitten by their dog on their property, connect with Stracci Law Group, and we’ll find out for you.

What should I do if I've been injured by a dog bite?

If you've been injured by a dog bite, seek medical attention as soon as possible and follow the directions of the medical professionals who examine you. Your well-being should be your number one priority.

As soon as you're able, contact an attorney to discuss the circumstances of the incident. The seasoned personal injury attorneys at Stracci Law Group are happy to meet with you for a free consultation.

We'll assign a dog bite attorney to your case to discuss the circumstances under which the attack occurred. We’ll establish who's liable and for how much, then move forward with pursuing compensation on your behalf.

What happens if your dog bites someone in Northwest Indiana?

Indiana law stipulates that dog owners can be held liable for injuries their pets cause to others, especially if that person knew or should have known that the dog was likely to bite someone.

The state's “one bite rule” says that dog owners generally aren't legally liable the first time their pet bites someone, provided they've acted in good faith and didn't know that their dog was likely to act aggressively.

However, the one bite rule doesn't apply in cases where a dog has injured a person more than once, nor does it apply to certain breeds deemed dangerous.

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Trust Stracci Law Group to Deliver Justice in Your Dog Bite Case

Contact us today to consult one of our veteran dog bite attorneys. With a committed legal ally by your side, you can ensure that your case receives the consideration it deserves and take the first steps toward restitution.
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