Though not exclusively applicable to dogs, the Animal Control Act of Illinois protects the rights of those whom have been injured by another person’s dog. Unlike other jurisdictions, which essentially impose liability on an owner after the dog has acted aggressively, dog owners in Illinois are subject to liability for the injuries their dogs cause to others— regardless of whether an incident has happened before or not.
According to the Illinois law, dog owners are responsible for all damages that are the result of a dog attack involving their animal. These damages include medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional trauma.
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