Q: What Are The Dog Bite Laws in Illinois?
A:In Illinois, a dog owner has certain responsibilities when their dog has bitten another person. If you have been bitten by someone's dog in Illinois, then you should get the professional advice of a Chicago dog bite lawyer.
According to the law, the owner of an animal which has bitten another person must notify the Commission on Animal Care and Control. It is also the duty and responsibility of the owner to surrender their pet to an animal control center within 24 hours after the incident, or to have the animal impounded at a humane society or similar agency.
The reason for this is in case the offending animal is infected with rabies. If, however, a veterinarian can present evidence of a rabies inoculation (one that was administered prior to the biting), then the animal may be confined to the owner's premises, in a way that shall prevent any further bites for a period of 10 days. On the 10th day, the owner must have the animal examined by a licensed veterinarian to check for evidence of rabies.
If an animal has bitten someone and is impounded, then prior to the release of that animal, the owner must present valid vaccination and license certificates.
Hiring a Chicago Dog Bite Lawyer
You should be able to recover from your injuries without worrying about court documents and filing paperwork. While you adjust to life after your injuries, you can take comfort in knowing you don't have to handle an injury alone.
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