Woman Injured In Chicago Dog Attack At Apartment on Ohio Street
Personal Injury - November 29, 2023
Chicago Police Shot and Kill Dog That Attacked Woman In Her Chicago Greater Grand Crossing Apartment
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (November 29, 2023) – A woman was injured in a Chicago dog attack at a Greater Grand Crossing apartment by South King Street and Ohio Street.
Cook County officials are saying that the incident took place around 3:20 p.m. on Tuesday. A dog had apparently been shot by an unknown individual.
Police were called to the scene in order to help with the situation. The dog entered a residence and attacked a woman before police shot the dog.
Paramedics were called to the scene in order to help the 30-year-old woman. She was taken to the hospital in order to receive treatment.
A full investigation remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For Chicago Dog Attacks
Dog attacks are one of the leading causes of serious injury and hospitalizations. 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). During 2011–2016, more deaths occurred among males than among females during most years.” There are a number of signs a dog might attack.
- A dog’s body may become tense and rigid which could indicate discomfort.
- A dog may bear it’s teeth at a person prior to an attack.
- A dog may pin their ears backward which could indicate aggression.
- A dog may engage in nipping the air prior to bitting.
Illinois is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites. Pursuant to 510 ILCS 5/16, if a dog or other animal attacks someone without provocation the owner of the dog is liable for civil damages to such person for the full amount of the injury. It is important that evidence is properly preserved after any dog attack.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Medical records should be preserved.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- A thorough investigation should be conducted.
It can be hard to know what to do after any dog attack. Victims often suffer very serious injuries and may need to take extensive time off of work. Any person that is injured in a dog bite may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A personal injury attorneys can examine all of the unique facts of your case free of cost and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating Chicago Dog Attacks
We at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates extend our deepest condolences to the woman injured in this dog attack at the Greater Grand Crossing apartment. It is our sincere hope that she is able to make a full recovery. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what went wrong.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Chicago dog attack? Our team of dog bite attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that victims of dog attacks are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or are thinking about hiring an attorney we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (312) 564-4256.