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What are Illinois dog attack cases worth?

Illinois dog attack cases worthDog attack cases involve intricate legal and factual components.  However, we realize that your ultimate concern is compensation.  This is the whole point of going through the rigor of the legal system.  To get at that question, we put some information below to show you what other victims across Illinois and across the nation have recovered in different kinds of dog attack cases.  Of course, your incident is unique and will rest on its own facts and circumstances but this should illustrate what is possible.



ABOUT THESE FIGURES

After reading the following information, you might want to ask us how these figures relate to your dog attack.  What they do is try to analyze what others have recovered through litigation that have been similarly injured-through settlement and award.  They group all the people that recovered similar amounts into one field and then give you a sum total.  Here are the levels used to group plaintiffs: $0; $1-$50,000; $50,000-$100,000; $100,000-$200,000; $500,000-$1,000,000; $1,000,000-$2,000,000; $2,000,000-$5,000,000; and more than $5,000,000.

WHY SUM AWARDS AND SETTLEMENTS TOGETHERS?

One could spend a lot of time analyzing the differences in process and substance of jury awards and settlement amounts.  Starting with jury awards, they are the fruit of trials, very long, complicated, and expensive affairs.  Here, the plaintiff puts on his or her case and then the defendant attempts to take it down using similar technical procedures and maneuvers.  The jury is the audience in this situation and using the evidence and testimony presented they must render a verdict.  Settlements are the end of a different rainbow.  They are the conclusion of private compromise between both sides normally at the behest of their attorneys.  This allows them to go around the widely trial process and obtain results that are faster and cheaper in certain instances.   But who cares?  What you really care about is what similar plaintiffs achieved and not how they achieved it, at least for now.  So we added up both what those recovered by award and settlement then gave you the grand total according to compensation range and not by a specific legal strategy or course.

WHAT IS BEHIND THESE STATISTICS?

Regardless if is a jury award or settlement amount, your right and amount of compensation stems from the manner and extent to which the defendant wrongfully harmed you.  This is called damages and it is the sum total by which you were wrongfully injured.  While the way in which plaintiffs in bike accidents are harmed varies innumerably, the kinds of things they recover for often times comes from the say kinds of places including the following:

  • Out-of-pocket costs
  • Reduced standard of living
  • Wrongful death costs

You can help your lawyer find and raise recovery in your case.  Do some of the following to evidence proof of injuries for which you should be compensated:

  • Save all of your medical bill receipts
  • Ask your employer for proof of lost income
  • Take pictures or note any scars or disabilities

SUMMARY

Here are some takeaways from the Illinois dog attack statistics below:

  • The biggest winners were in those attacks with dog and a bicyclist where 50% recovered more than $1,000,000
  • The biggest losers were in those dog attacks that required surgery where 21% recovered nothing at all.
  • The largest group of extraordinary recoveries (those of more than $5,000,000) were in those dog attacks that required surgery.

COMBINED ILLINOIS DOG ATTACK CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 17
$1-$50,000 51
$50,000-$100,000 11
$100,000-$200,000 11
$200,000-$500,000 6
$500,000-$1,000,000 1
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 1
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 1
>$5,000,000 2

COMBINED NATIONAL DOG ATTACK CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 17
$1-$50,000 50
$50,000-$100,000 9
$100,000-$200,000 9
$200,000-$500,000 9
$500,000-$1,000,000 3
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 1
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 1
>$5,000,000 1

ILLINOIS DOG ATTACK ON CHILDREN CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 13
$1-$50,000 45
$50,000-$100,000 10
$100,000-$200,000 16
$200,000-$500,000 6
$500,000-$1,000,000 3
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 3
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 3

NATIONAL DOG ATTACK ON CHILDREN CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 10
$1-$50,000 49
$50,000-$100,000 9
$100,000-$200,000 12
$200,000-$500,000 13
$500,000-$1,000,000 4
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 2
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 6

ILLINOIS DOG ATTACK AND FACIAL INJURY CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 7
$1-$50,000 62
$50,000-$100,000 18
$100,000-$200,000 12
$200,000-$500,000 1
$500,000-$1,000,000 0
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 0
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 0

NATIONAL DOG ATTACK AND FACIAL INJURY CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 11
$1-$50,000 48
$50,000-$100,000 13
$100,000-$200,000 8
$200,000-$500,000 12
$500,000-$1,000,000 4
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 2
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 1
>$5,000,000 0

ILLINOIS DOG BITE CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 16
$1-$50,000 50
$50,000-$100,000 16
$100,000-$200,000 10
$200,000-$500,000 6
$500,000-$1,000,000 0
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 1
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 0

NATIONAL DOG BITE CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 14
$1-$50,000 52
$50,000-$100,000 10
$100,000-$200,000 9
$200,000-$500,000 10
$500,000-$1,000,000 2
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 1
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 1
>$5,000,000 1

ILLINOIS DOG ATTACK RESULTING SCARRING CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 11
$1-$50,000 55
$50,000-$100,000 16
$100,000-$200,000 12
$200,000-$500,000 5
$500,000-$1,000,000 0
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 1
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 0

NATIONAL DOG ATTACK RESULTING IN SCARRING CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 12
$1-$50,000 58
$50,000-$100,000 10
$100,000-$200,000 8
$200,000-$500,000 8
$500,000-$1,000,000 2
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 1
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 1
>$5,000,000 0

ILLINOIS DOG ATTACK UPON BICYCLIST CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 0
$1-$50,000 50
$50,000-$100,000 0
$100,000-$200,000 0
$200,000-$500,000 0
$500,000-$1,000,000 0
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 50
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 0

NATIONAL DOG ATTACK UPON BICYCLIST CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 15
$1-$50,000 35
$50,000-$100,000 20
$100,000-$200,000 10
$200,000-$500,000 5
$500,000-$1,000,000 5
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 5
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 5

ILLINOIS DOG ATTACK REQUIRING SURGERGY CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 21
$1-$50,000 26
$50,000-$100,000 24
$100,000-$200,000 13
$200,000-$500,000 0
$500,000-$1,000,000 0
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 8
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 0
>$5,000,000 8

NATIONAL DOG ATTACK REQUIRING SURGERY CASE RECOVERIES

Reward Range % of Plaintiffs
$0 13
$1-$50,000 34
$50,000-$100,000 8
$100,000-$200,000 15
$200,000-$500,000 20
$500,000-$1,000,000 5
$1,000,000-$2,000,000 2
$2,000,000-$5,000,000 3
>$5,000,000 1

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