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Does My Liability Insurance Cover A Tenant’s Dog Bite?

My tenant's dog just bit someone. As a landlord, am I legally liable? You are a landlord and you have a tenant who owns a dog. You learn that your tenant's dog bit a child who was playing in the...

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It Wasn’t My Dog’s Fault

Although dog owners are responsible when their dog bites someone, there are defenses to dog bite cases. Dog Bite Defenses Trespassing is a narrow defense to a dog bite case. There are limited defenses to a dog bite case. First,...

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It’s More Than Just Dog Injuries

Dogs and Cats and Horses, Oh My! Although most people understand they can be held responsible if their dog injures someone, the Animal Control Act covers all domestic animals. The Animal Control Act states: "If a dog or other animal,...

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It’s More Than Just Biting

You are responsible for your pets, even if they don't bite someone. If your dog bites someone, it should not surprise you that you could be held legally liable. But the law is much broader than just dog bites. For...

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What Is The Best Medical Treatment For My Child?

Seeking prompt medical attention is essential. One of a parent's worst fears is having their son or daughter being bitten by a dog. Whether it is a neighbor's dog, the family pet, or a strange dog, the effects of a...

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How Long Do I Have To Bring A Case For A Dog That Bit My Child?

Your son or daughter has until their twentieth (20th) birthday to bring a case for a dog bite. An adult has two (2) years to bring a case for injuries from a dog attack, but a minor has much longer....

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My Child Has Sustained A Dog Bite, What Are My Rights?

Dog bites and children - what you need to know. Your child has been injured by a dog. This case is about your son or daughter. Whether your child was bitten by a dog, knocked down and hurt by a...

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The Neighbor’s Dog Bit Me, But I Don’t Want To Make A Claim Against My Neighbor

It may be the neighbor's dog, or a relative's dog, or maybe you just don't believe in suing people. Regardless of your reason for not wanting to bring a claim, you do need to know what you should do after...

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What Happens To The Dog That Bit Me?

Seek prompt medical attention. Before worrying about the dog that bit you or your child, be sure to seek appropriate medical attention for yourself! Clean the wound with soap and lots of water to lessen the chance of infection. Use...

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Does Homeowners’ Insurance Cover My Chicago Dog Bite Case?

Dog owners have rights too. According to the Humane Society there are 78.2 million pet dogs in the United States. Thirty‑nine percent of all households own a dog, with forty percent owning multiple dogs. This article will cover some of...

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I Have Been Bitten By A Dog On The Job

You may have a job where you sustained a Chicago dog bite. Delivery people, ComEd and Peoples Gas meter readers, US Postal mail carriers, and other jobs require you to enter private property as part of their job description. A...

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