If you or your loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal, it is important that your rights are protected. Under Illinois law, the Animal Control Act makes the owner of a dog, or other animal, liable for injuries caused by the attack. Under Illinois law, a dog or animal owner is often held liable unless the animal was provoked by the injured person. If an animal owner has homeowner’s insurance, the insurance will generally cover the animal owner for the injuries caused by the animal. It is important that the victim of a dog attack, or other animal attack, contact an experienced attorney immediately so that evidence can be preserved and protected.