Morton Grove Dog Bite Lawyers
The dog bite attorneys of Zneimer & Zneimer P.C. provide legal representation to the residents of Morton Grove involved in dog attacks. Injury and death as a result an attack by a dog continues to plague Morton Grove, and other Chicago communities. As stated in their local website, the conveniently located little village of Morton Grove “is a near north suburb of Chicago located 13 miles north of "The Loop," 8 miles northeast of O’Hare Airport, and 6 miles west of Lake Michigan.” But don’t let Morton Grove’s central location fool you; Morton Grove remains a quaint community coveted by dog owners who enjoy the 20% of land which has been set aside for open space and recreation. Unfortunately, dog owners in Morton Grove, just like those in neighboring Illinois communities, often breach their duty of care associated with the ownership of a dog, or other animal. Regrettably, the resulting consequences of such breach, are often tragic attacks involving dogs, or other animals. Our animal attack attorneys are empathetic to those having fell victim to the negligent actions of others.
Morton Grove remains a quaint community, with detailed and unique regulations concerning dog ownership. So unique, in fact, that they have been codified in extensive length under Policing regulations, in contrast to local ordinance in many other cities. However, also in contrast, regulations concerning dog ownership may, perhaps, lean towards favoring ownership of man’s best friend. Examples of such include Morton Grove’s tolerant policy of permitting up to six dogs per household. Also, dog owners are afforded a heightened level of expectation in dog ownership interest, as compared with other Villages in Chicago. At Zneimer & Zneimer P.C., our personal injury and wrongful death lawyers understand that negligent dog owners cannot escape the laws provided by the State of Illinois. Illinois is a strict liability state. As such, the owner of a dog who, while not under provocation, attacks a person that was legally allowed in such location, will generally be held strictly liable for the injuries and damages that were a result of such negligence.
Morton Grove’s Municipal Ordinance concerning dogs can be viewed at:
If you or someone you know was involved in a dog attack, it is imperative that a licensed Illinois attorney discuss your legal rights. We are available for free personal injury consultation today at (773) 516-4100.