Chicago Personal Injury – Chicago Dog Bite Injury Leads To Criminal Charges

June 16, 2011

Anytime a Chicago dog bites or causes injury to another person, whether it is the first time or not, the owner may be liable for the Chicago dog bite injuries caused by his or her dog. Illinois has strict laws regarding the responsibilities dog owners have to others. For one, a Chicago dog owner for example, has to make sure that his dog is current on all required and necessary vaccination.

Further, dog owners can be held liable for their animals biting, mauling or otherwise causing personal injuries or property damage. So long as the dog bite injuries are not the result of provocation of the dog by the victim, it is likely that the owner may be held liable for all the Chicago personal injuries due to the dog bite.

“A west suburban man is facing criminal charges after his dog bit the mailman, the Kendall County sheriff’s office said.

Patrick Sondgeroth, 47, told police he was delivering mail about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday when he was bitten by a dog on Springdale Street in Montgomery. Sondgeroth needed several stitches to close the wound, police said.

The dog, a tan mastiff, is owned by Charles Johnson Jr., who lives on the block, police said. Johnson was charged with unlawfully allowing a dog to run at large and failure to affix a rabies tag. Police said the dog was not current on its rabies vaccine.”

via Man charged after dog bites mailman – Chicago Sun-Times.

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