- houses or keeps the dog;
- has the right of property to the dog;
- cares for the dog; or
- knowingly allows a dog to remain on their premises.
Illinois dog bite laws further state that if a dog attempts to attack, attacks or without provocation injures another person who is lawfully allowed to be where they are and is acting in a peaceable manner, then the owner will be liable for civil damages related to the injuries.The plaintiff (injured individual) will need to prove that the dog caused the injury, that they as the victim did not provoke the attack and that they were legally allowed to be in the space where the dog attack occurred.These laws enable injured parties to recover damages related to their injuries, which may include not only medical expenses but other damages such as mental distress or pain and suffering. A Chicago dog bite lawyer can advise you of the potential damages that you may be able to recover if you have been injured in a dog attack.Hiring a Chicago Dog Bite LawyerThe Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C. have tried many cases like yours and know the best ways to express your degree of fault to the court. For a free case evaluation and help preparing your evidence, contact us today – 312-263-1080.