Rockford, IL (December 3, 2019) –According to sources, a vicious dog attacked a person at approximately 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning. The incident took place near North Central Avenue and Sherman Avenue.
There were reports that the dog was running loose in the area. After many calls to the authorities, the animal was caught.
According to a bystander who witnessed the attack, the victim was bitten repeatedly on the leg. The bystander tried to intervene and rescue the victim from the dog. They were able to get the victim away from the dog and into their vehicle while the victim waited for emergency personnel to come to the scene.
The authorities have not released the identity of the owner of the animal.
Our thoughts are with the injured parties in hopes of a full recovery.
Dog Attacks In Rockford
Being attacked by an aggressive animal is frightening and traumatizing. Almost 5 million dog bites will happen each year in the United States. A bite from a dog does more than simply cause physical injuries, it can also cause emotional scarring as well as serious infections. In Illinois, dog bites are governed by the strict liability rule, meaning that the owner of the dog is liable for damages that the dog inflicts on a victim.
If you have been bitten by a dog you need to attend to your injuries. Then you should get in touch with a Janesville dog bite attorney at the Alexander J. Smith Law Offices immediately. Obtaining compensation for your damages and losses is a complex process in these cases which is why it is best that a trained legal professional assists you.
Our team of Illinois dog bite injury lawyers attorneys will work with you and ensure you obtain a fair value for the physical and emotional trauma you endured. Call us today to set up a free consultation at (608) 237-7035 for residents of Wisconsin or (815) 2439686 for residents of Illinois. Our talented and experienced Wisconsin and Illinois personal injury attorneys are here for you to discuss your accident experience.
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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.