Peoria, IL, February 02, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Peoria Lawyer Offers Aid to the Rising Number of Those Injured by Dogs.
Doc Halliday, one of Central Illinois’ most respected attorneys, announced today that he wants to ramp up efforts to assist those injured by dog bites and educate the community on the extent of the problem dog-related injuries are becoming in the United States.
It may come as a surprise to some, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 4.5 million people are injured by dog bites every year. In America, CDC reports state the following: dog bites cause 750,000 people to require medical care, 316,200 victims to go to an emergency room and 28,000 victims to undergo reconstructive surgery on annual basis.
The sad fact is that those are not even the worst-case scenarios. In fact, 392 Americans lost their lives in dog attacks from 2005-2016, according to www.DogsBite.Org. The yearly average of fatalities was 17 in the 1980s and 1990s; in the past 10 years (2006 to 2015, inclusive), the average has been 35, according to www.DogsBite.Org.
Many people injured in these types of attacks are unaware they could be entitled to compensation for medical care and bills, residual scarring and psychological trauma. If victims are not familiar with local municipal codes regarding dog bites, they owe it to themselves to get clarification and quite possibly legal representation to understand their rights. Doc Halliday, whose office is located at 5901 N Prospect Road at the Junction City Shopping Center in Peoria, wants victims to know he can answer questions they may have concerning their dog bite injuries. Call Doc Halliday today at 309-740-3630.
Doc Halliday, a leader in the Central Illinois legal community, is a life-long Peoria resident, a graduate of Richwoods High School, Illinois State University and the University of Tennessee School of Law, and has practiced law since 1976. He is one of the few Illinois Criminal Defense Attorneys who have won a death penalty murder case, and has been voted by his peers as one of the top 5% of all lawyers in Illinois. He consults and represents clients on dog bite injuries and many different types of workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.
Contact: Doc Halliday
Phone: (309) 740-3630