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Rockford, IL (December 6, 2019) – A child has been attacked and seriously injured by a dog according to local sources. The incident happened near 22 Wilshire Dr. during the afternoon on Friday, December 6th.

Calls that into the Rockford Police Department that described a loose dog running around the area. The child was badly bitten and was reported to have needed immediate medical attention. 

The child was identified as a 10-year-old. After the child was rescued from the dog, the dog was still reported to be on the loose. Authorities have not confirmed that the dog has been detained.

Our thoughts are with the injured child in hopes of a full recovery.

Dog Attacks In Rockford

Rockford, IL - Child Attacked By Dog At 22 Wilshire DrThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), indicates that children are the most at-risk group for dog bites and the injuries they sustain are often more severe than that of an adult who is bitten. Dog bites not only result in pain, but they can also cause infection in the wound where the saliva on a dog’s teeth broke the skin of a victim. Approximately 25 percent of all dog bite victims need immediate medical attention.

Dog attacks are painful and traumatizing. In Illinois, the owner of a dog is fully liable for injuries the dog inflicts on others. If you or a loved one have been bitten, you deserve to obtain compensation. The Alexander J. Smith Law Offices are the Janesville dog bite injury attorneys that can help you with these often complex personal injury cases and ensure you receive a fair settlement.

The Janesville personal injury lawyers at Alexander J. Smith Law Offices will review the details of your attack and provide you with options to move forward with a personal injury claim. Call us today to discuss your situation during a completely free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 243-9686 for residents of Illinois. One of our highly knowledgeable Wisconsin and Illinois attorneys will answer all of your questions and work with you so your best interests are represented.

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Disclaimer: As members of the local community, we hope everyone in our community is safe and protected. We cover the events included in this blog as a way to offer support to the victims in similar circumstances and to provide relief during these difficult times. However, this information should not be misconstrued as legal advice, and you should speak with a trained legal professional for more information regarding your situation.