Animal Attacks Claims
In Illinois, there is a law that makes the owner, harborer, or keeper of any animal liable for injuries regardless of whether the defendant was negligent. It must be emphasized that this law applies to any animal. Also, this law applies not only to owners but also can apply to those who “harbor” or “keep” an animal for someone else. The law is often referred to as the “Dog Bite Statute”. This is a misnomer because the law in fact applies to all animals.