Many families in Illinois have dogs as family pets. Most pet owners would likely extol the virtues of choosing to bring home a dog. Unfortunately, as with all animals, the behavior of a dog is not always predictable, often leaving victims suffering as a result of dog bites. For example, two children in another state were recently hospitalized after they were apparently attacked by a pit bull.
Police received a call regarding a loose dog one evening. When they arrived at the scene, witnesses informed them that two injured children had already been transported to the hospital. According to reports, a pit bull terrier escaped a fenced back yard and attacked the children, ages 5 and 2, as they were secured in the car seats inside a van.
The children’s mother, with the help of others in the area, were able to remove the dog from the van. When police arrived, the owner had taken possession of the dog. The children are currently listed in stable, but serious condition.
Unfortunately, injuries resulting from dog bites often leave victims with both physical and emotional scars. Even once physical injuries are healed, dog attack victims in Illinois and other areas of the country continue the feel the ramifications for years to come. To help cope with the financial ramifications of injuries caused by a pet owner’s negligence, victims often choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. A successfully presented suit often results in an award of damages, ensuring that victims are able to afford the help they need to overcome their injuries.
Source: lancasteronline.com, “2 Lancaster children in ‘serious but stable’ condition after loose dog attacks them in their minivan“, Lindsey Blest and Tom Knapp, June 20, 2017