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The basics of the Illinois Animal Control Act

Millions of people suffer dog bites every year. Illinois law holds dog owners liable if their dog attacks someone under the following circumstances:

• The attack is unprovoked.

• The victim is peaceably conducting him or herself in a location where he or she has a legal right to be.

See, Illinois Animal Control Act.

If you or someone you know has been injured by an animal, you should speak to an attorney right away to determine your rights. For a free consultation with an experienced attorney from the Klest Injury Law Firm, please dial 866-264-7639.

© Joseph G. Klest, 2011.

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