Couple sues over alleged pit bull attack in Granite City

A couple is suing a Granite City resident after his dog allegedly attacked them without provocation.

Plaintiffs Jon P. Kohn and Elizabeth L. Kohn filed the lawsuit in the Madison County Circuit Court against defendant Brandon K. Lewis, citing negligence in violation of the state’s Animal Control Act.

According to the lawsuit, the Kohns were walking on the street near the defendant’s Granite City residence on May 11 when his pit bull suddenly and without warning allegedly attacked the plaintiffs, causing them serious injuries.

The lawsuit also states that prior to the attack, Lewis had previously received complaints from neighbors and received a Notice of Ordinance Violation from the city that the dog was a danger to people. The lawsuit states that under the Illinois Control Act, the owner of the dog is liable for injuries caused by the animal.

The Kohns claims their injuries have caused them to endure pain, suffering and disfigurement. They claim their injuries have affected their ability to enjoy a normal life. The plaintiffs also allege they have incurred medical expenses and will continue to require the services of medical staff to recover.

The plaintiffs are seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus court costs and any other relief the court deems proper.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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