Illinois Dog Bite LawDogs can be loyal companions, but at the end of the day, they are animals that can attack without warning, as your Grayslake dog bite attorney will tell you. According to the Illinois’s Animal Control Act, there are two ways a dog can be considered to be ‘dangerous:’
- The dog bites a person completely unprovoked without causing serious physical injuries.
- The dog is unmuzzled, unleashed, or not under the control of the owner and it behaves in a manner that can lead to a serious threat of injury or cause another person’s or animal’s death.
Dog Bite Liability StatuteYour Grayslake dog bite attorney will tell you that under the liability statute if you have been injured by a dog in Illinois, you can get compensation from the owner or the animal’s custodian if you can prove that:
- The dog caused the injury.
- You did not provoke the animal into attacking you.
- The defendant owns the dog.
- You were in a place where you had every legal right to be when you were attacked.