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Illinois Dog Park Injury Attorney

Naperville dog park attack lawyer

Lawyers for Dog Bites and Animal Attacks at Public Parks in DuPage County

For many dog owners, dog parks provide a great environment that allows their pets to exercise and socialize with other dogs. However, these types of parks can also present a serious danger, and dogs that are allowed to run free in these areas may sometimes act aggressively toward people or other animals. If a dog attacks a person or another dog, the victim will want to be sure to understand their options for recovering compensation for their damages.

The attorneys of Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices are highly experienced in personal injury cases, and we can help you understand the legal issues to be addressed when an injury occurs at a dog park. We will work with you to identify the liable parties, establish the extent of the damages you have suffered, and pursue financial compensation for your injuries.

Liability for Injuries at Dog Parks

Dog parks, which are sometimes known as dog runs or bark parks, provide an open area where pet owners can allow their animals to roam free without a leash. This can greatly reduce the amount of control a person has over their pet, and even dogs that are usually well-behaved may act unexpectedly. The behavior of other dogs or the presence of unfamiliar people may cause a dog to become agitated, and it may bite a person or attack another dog as a result.

While people who enter dog parks are expected to assume some amount of risk, this does not mean that dog bites or attacks should be tolerated in these areas. According to the liability laws in Illinois, a dog's owner is responsible for any injuries or damages that occur if their dog bites or attacks someone without provocation.

In some cases, a dog owner may claim that their animal acted reasonably and that they are not responsible for dog bite injuries. In these cases, it may be necessary to establish that the person acted negligently. If a dog owner did not follow the rules and regulations of a dog park, if they did not provide proper supervision of their pet, if they did not obtain training for a dog that is known to be an aggressive breed, or if they were aware that their dog had dangerous tendencies, they may be found to be negligent.

In addition to pursuing compensation from a negligent dog owner, a victim may also be able to hold the city, county, or municipality responsible for dog bite injuries. While local governments are typically shielded from liability in these types of cases, they may be liable if they failed to uphold the rules and regulations of a dog park. They may also be responsible for attacks that occurred because of defects on the property, such as a broken fence that allowed a dog to escape the park and attack someone nearby.

Contact a Kane County Dog Bite Lawyer

If you have been injured while at a dog park, or if your dog has been attacked by another animal, Mevorah & Giglio Law Offices can help you determine who was at fault and pursue compensation that fully addresses the damages you have suffered. We will work to ensure that a negligent dog owner or government organization is held responsible. Contact our office at 630-552-6860 to set up a free consultation today.

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Contact an Illinois Dog Bite Attorney

If you have suffered a dog bite injury, our personal injury lawyers can help you determine the actual value of the damages you have suffered, and we will work to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Call us at 630-552-6860 or fill out the form below to arrange a free consultation.

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