Fleming Law Office in Central Illinois

Dog Bite / Animal Control Act & Animals Running at Large

John Fleming represented a police chief and police department, in this case where a dog, previously reported to be vicious, bit a man on the arm and severed his nerve, causing loss off use of the hand. The trial judge ruled in favor of John’s clients, dismissing this dog bite case in the trial court.

John Fleming defended a dog owner in an alleged “dog attack” case, where the injured plaintiff, a teenager, was scared by a black pit bull dog in her neighborhood, ran, fell, and broke her leg.  The defense was a case of mistaken identity of the pit bull dog.  There were three families in the neighborhood that owned black pit bull dogs.  The injured teenager claims she only saw the pit bull in question for a few seconds, in the evening hours, turned and ran.  John’s client claimed he was not home at the time of the alleged incident, and his dog was always locked inside the house until he returned home from work.  The defense was supported with testimony and work schedules establishing that he was at work when the pit bull in question was loose.  The defense had to overcome the fact that the defendant’s mother-in-law admitted to paying a fine on an ordinance violation for the dog in question “running at large” – but she testified at trial that she only did this to keep peace in the neighborhood.  The jury returned a not guilty verdict in favor of John’s client.

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Litigation Success

LaSalle County – Dismissal – Fall Into a Fountain

John Fleming defended an elderly woman, walking at night, fell into a shallow fountain display located in a public park.  John represented the...

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Pike County – Voluntary Dismissal – Building Demolition

John Fleming represented a municipal entity based on a claim that the city allegedly failed to properly conduct the demolition of a downtown...

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Fax.  309.676.8776
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411 Hamilton Boulevard, Suite 1518
Peoria, IL 61602

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Dog Bite/Animal Control Act & Animals Running At Large

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Probate Approvals for Minors and Estates

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Sports Injuries and Sport Liability Claims

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Trip and Fall

Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist Claims

Utilization Review and Evaluation of Medical Billing Practices

Willful & Wanton Claims

Wrongful Death Claims

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