The owner of a dog may face civil liabilities in Illinois even in the absence of any biting injury. The sudden attack or unruly behavior of a dog may make you fall on a hard surface or off the stairs. The physical trauma you may receive due to this fall will make you eligible for some compensation. You will need suitable evidences to prove the veracity of your claim. An experienced dog bite injury attorney Peoria IL will help you collect those evidences.
Dog Bites Causing Criminal Liabilities
You may also claim for criminalizing penalties alongside the compensatory demands with dog-bite injuries in Illinois. The dog-bite statute of Illinois gives you the liberty to classify any biting canine as ‘dangerous’. The owner might/might not have been aware of this dangerous behavior. You are not required to prove that fact during lawsuit in order to press criminal penalties upon the owner. A ‘dangerous dog’ must have the features mentioned below.
• The dog had attacked you unjustifiably without causing any significant physical injury.
• The dog left the owner’s property unattended and behaved aggressively towards. This behavior might have made you apprehensive about your wellbeing.
• If you want to label a dog as vicious, you have to prove the facts mentioned below.
• The unprovoked attack of the dog caused you significant physical injuries.
• The animal in question acted dangerously at least three times in the past.
The aforementioned facts will allow an expert dog bite injury attorney Peoria IL to prove the liability of an owner.