Surprise, AZ asked in Animal / Dog Law for Illinois

Q: My mother in law has been watching my dogs they got out of the yard and bite someone. Who would be liable?

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Shawn M. Collins
Shawn M. Collins
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  • Naperville, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: In Illinois, generally, the dog’s owner is liable to pay all damages incurred by a dog bite victim, unless the dog was provoked, or the victim was a trespasser on the property of the dog’s owner.

However, it is wise to discuss the facts of your particular case with an attorney experienced in such cases before making a final decision as to what you should do.

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