Couple Injured In Peoria Dog Attack Near Bradley University

Peoria County Officials Investigating Pit Bull Dog Attack of Couple Along Moss Avenue Near Bradley University

Couple Injured In Peoria Dog Attack Near Bradley University

PEORIA, ILLINOIS (July 5, 2024) – Two people are facing felony charges after their dogs allegedly attacked another couple in Peoria, near Bradley University.

Peoria County officials are saying that the incident took place in late June. A couple was walking their pit bulls on Moss Avenue when their dogs attacked a couple walking a dog.

The couple sustained injuries in the attack and were taken to the hospital. This attack follows other similar incidents where the pit bulls were accused of attacking other people.

The couple was previously ordered to confine their dogs. A warrant has been issued for the dog owners.

Liability For Peoria County Dog Attacks

Dog attacks remain one of the leading causes of preventable injuries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “During 2011–2021, a total of 468 deaths from being bitten or struck by a dog occurred (average = 43 deaths per year). The annual number of deaths ranged from 31 (2016) to 81 (2021).” There are a number of measures that dog owners should take in order to prevent dog attacks.

  • Dogs should be socialized around other people from a young age.
  • Dog owners should ensure that their animals are properly secured.
  • Dogs should be kept on leashes, except in designated off-leash areas.

Dog owners in Illinois could face civil liability if their animal bites someone. Pursuant to 510 ILCS 5/16, “If a dog or other animal, without provocation, attacks, attempts to attack, or injures any person who is peaceably conducting himself or herself in any place where he or she may lawfully be, the owner of such dog or other animal is liable in civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury proximately caused thereby.” Victims of dog attacks tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries.

  • Broken bones
  • Lacerations
  • Infections
  • Puncture wounds
  • Organ damage

Dog attacks are virtually always preventable. They tend to involve a small portion of dog owners. A large number of incidents involve dog owners who let their animals off-leash. It is important for victims of dog attacks to understand that they do have rights. Any person injured in a dog attack may be able to seek some measure of justice through a civil claim. A personal injury attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating Illinois Dog Attacks

We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our best wishes to the couple injured in this attack. Any person who may have more information about what happened should reach out to the police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victims.

Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Peoria dog attack? You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our team of personal injury attorneys is here to answer any questions that you may have. We care deeply that victims of dog attacks get the support and justice that they are entitled to. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support, we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.