Dog Bites

Northwest Indiana’s Dog Bite Attorney

Stracci Law Group is Northwest Indiana’s top dog bite claim attorney, with a team of dog bite accident attorneys ready and waiting to help you make your claim. We understand the trauma of this kind of injury, and we don’t stop until you receive the compensation you deserve.

With great enthusiasm and compassion, our professional dog bite lawyers work with you to establish the facts surrounding your case, build a solid argument, and work towards an achievable and fair compensation sum.

We’ll factor in medical care costs, loss of work, or even funeral expenses if you have lost a loved one in a dog attack.

Our trusted legal experts know the local community, we’ve dealt with many cases like this 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 make a successful claim.

Dog Bite Accident Types

There are many types of dog bite accidents, all with their unique circumstances and challenges. At Stracci Law Group, we’ve handled cases involving both young and older adults who were wrongly exposed to animals with bad temperaments.

The circumstances vary differently with every case, but some of the most common dog bite accidents we deal with include:

Unprovoked Attacks in the Street/Park

Perhaps the most common kind of dog bite incident involves random and unprovoked attacks in the street, in a park, or on other public property. Careless dog owners who leave their dogs off a leash and put others in danger are responsible for too many attacks, and we’ll fight for justice for anyone affected by this.

Postman or Delivery Worker Attack

As a postman or a delivery worker, you must enter other peoples’ property to deliver their mail. If you believe you were wrongly exposed to a vicious animal, and you have been harmed by a pet that doesn’t belong to you, then we’ll fight for justice for you.

Working with Animals

While those who work with animals are more likely to be wrapped up in insurance and legal conditions, nobody deserves to be left without compensation after suffering a dog bite that wasn’t their fault. Our dog bite attorneys will examine your case to see how best to move forward with your case.

Harm Caused to a Child

Dog bites are bad enough, but they can much more easily become deadly when it happens to a child. If your child has been harmed by a dog, our dog bite attorneys will fight for justice and compensation.

Common Dog Bite Injuries

There are so many kinds of dog bite injuries you could incur, and some may seem surprising. Some injuries are physical, some are mental and emotional. And the more severe an injury, the more compensation you’ll be entitled to.

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

  • Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
  • Psychological Damage and Fear
  • Lacerations and Skin Scratches
  • Head Injuries
  • Hand Injuries
  • Puncture Wounds
  • Serious Facial Injuries
  • Broken Bones
  • Severe/Permanent Scarring
  • Infections
  • Nerve Damage and Paralysis
  • Severed Arteries
  • Severed Tendons

…and so much more.

If you’ve been injured in a dog attack and you’re not sure about liability, don’t hesitate to give us a call and walk us through the injuries and your case.

How Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help with Dog Bite Accident in Indiana

As experienced and passionate dog bite injury attorneys, we work with our clients to establish the facts and build a strong case before moving ahead with compensation claims and lawsuits.  

We know how insurance companies like to fight back, but we don’t back down. Our skilled personal injury lawyers help you with your dog bite case by doing the following:

Initial Consultation

We start with an initial consultation. One of our dog bite injury attorneys will be assigned to your case to hear your story and discuss your injuries. We’ll discover just what happened and how it has affected you. And we’ll get to know you, too!

Establishing Liability

After our consultation and doing some more research, we’ll establish liability and figure out just who is responsible for your injury and the best course of action we can pursue.

Building Your Case

We then build your case. With our deep knowledge of the law and decades of experience, we’ll ensure that your case is as strong as it can possibly be, and we’ll always think several steps ahead by predicting possible setbacks and working to overcome them quickly.

Delivering Justice

Our lawyers will get to work pursuing compensation from those who are liable. We calculate compensation based on the cost of your health care, the trauma caused, and even any work you may have lost as a result of the injury. In the most severe cases, compensation often isn’t true justice, but we’ll make sure it comes as close as possible.

Why Choose Dog Bite Accident Lawyers from Stracci Law Group

Stracci Law Group vigorously pursues your case with a multifaceted and talented team. With our combined experience, resources, and talents, we know precisely how to handle your case and give you the best shot at compensation.

We offer:

  • Attentive customer service - our attorneys are always accessible to you  
  • Regular meetings between our lawyers to collaborate and ensure every case is pursued from all angles
  • Great talents and highly skilled
  • … and a fantastic local reputation

To find out just why we are so popular and for advice on how to move forward with your dog bite compensation case, call Stracci Law Group today at 219-525-1000!


“Stracci handled my personal injury case and exceeded all expectations. My family and I are thrilled with the recovery. I would never go anywhere else. His staff went above and beyond. Thank you very much for everything.”
Niko P., Injury Case
“Paul Stracci and his entire legal team are not only aggressive and insanely knowledgeable, but they also make you feel at ease during what is already a stressful situation. They know what they are doing, they are honest, and you can trust you’ll get the best possible outcome. They have a phenomenal criminal court and personal injury practice. Only the best works at this firm and I highly recommend them to anyone who needs great representation. You won't be disappointed.”
Jen, Injury Case
“Attorney Stracci and the team treated me and my case like I was their only client. Very professional and stayed in constant communication until receiving the disposition we aimed for!  I would highly recommend Stracci Criminal Defense to all for any legal concerns or issues.”
Paul M., Criminal Case
“With being suspended from my job for allegedly costing them money through a workman compensation injury. Not only was Mr. Stracci very detailed and kept in touch constantly he prove that I was completely innocent and got the bogus case completely dismissed quickly. He personally contacted me throughout the entire case, not like other lawyers that you don't speak to at all besides in the courtroom. I will recommend him to anyone and everyone.”
Amanda, Injury Case
“I hired Paul Stracci to represent me in a felony firearms case. He and his team were able to reach a very favorable outcome within 3 months. They are competent and professional in every way. You will not regret seeking his counsel.”
Aaron, Criminal Case
“Hired Paul the day after I got out of Lake County for a DUI. I explained my situation and told him about priors. He was still confident even after I explained that this was a 3rd. I hired him and about a month later the charge was dropped! Wish I had a Paul Stracci to hire in my younger years.”
Michael, Criminal Case
“Joshua Malher is a fantastic attorney. We reached out to him for a case, and he responded immediately, and we began the process. He explained the situation with clarity, and the results were outstanding. I highly recommend Joshua to anyone who may need a criminal or personal injury attorney.”
Sonia Mendez, Injury Case
“Paul Stracci is the best lawyer I’ve ever had in my life. Throughout the times I’ve been misfortunate enough to have legal troubles or needed legal advice Stracci Law Group has always had my best interest at heart and it has always worked out in my favor. I’d personally recommend Stracci Law Group to anyone who may need legal counsel for whatever reason.”
Anthony Davis, Personal Case
“I couldn't be more satisfied with the services Paul provided and the results he was able to achieve for me in my criminal case.”
Cory, Criminal Case
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Committed professionals providing unmatched service for your personal injury and criminal defense needs.

Stracci Law Group is proud of the multifaceted team it has assembled and looks forward to putting its combined talents and resources to work on your case.
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How much can I sue for a dog bite?

This really depends on your case. The severity of the bite, the breed of dog, the liable party, and the likelihood of obtaining the compensation will all play a role in just how much you are eligible for. In many cases, compensation runs into the tens of thousands, but it could easily be higher or lower depending on the exact circumstances.

However, with Stracci Law Group, you can rest assured that we will always fight to get you as much compensation as possible.

Should I get a lawyer for a dog bite?

Absolutely. Reaching a settlement involves a tough back-and-forth and often requires negotiations with insurance companies, an arduous and oftentimes exhausting task.

It also often requires deep legal knowledge and an understanding of the process in your area.

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

Does homeowners insurance cover dog bites?

At times, dog bites are covered by homeowners insurance if the attack occurs on the property of the person who has the insurance policy. However, this is not universally true.

If you’re concerned about an incident involving your dog on your property, then be sure to speak 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, then call Stracci Law Group today, and we’ll find out for you!

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

If you've been injured by a dog bite, it is in your best interest to seek medical attention as soon as possible, and follow the direction of the medical professionals who’ve examined you as faithfully as you reasonably can.  Your health is the number one priority, and dog bites can be difficult to treat.  

When you are able, you should then contact an attorney to discuss the circumstances of your potential case. Stracci Law Group has seasoned professional attorneys who are happy to meet with you for a free consultation.

Stracci Law Group will assign a dog bite attorney to your case to discuss the circumstances in which the attack happened. We’ll establish who is liable and for potentially how much, and then we’ll move forward with pursuing that compensation on your behalf.

What happens if your dog bites someone in Indiana?

Indiana law stipulates that dog owners can be held liable for injuries that they cause to other people, specifically if that person “knew or should have known” that the dog was likely to bite somebody.  

The “one bite rule” means that most owners are not liable for the first bite that injures somebody, as long as they acted in good faith and did not know that their dog was likely to hurt somebody. This, however, does not apply to certain breeds deemed dangerous. In the case where a dog has injured another party more than once, the “one bite rule” does not apply.

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