EDWARDSVILLE — A girl and her father are suing the owners of a dog after it allegedly attacked the girl.
Olivia Armour, a minor by her father and next friend Darrin Armour, filed a complaint on Aug. 23 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Clifford Warden and Tina Warden, alleging they negligently allowed their dog to roam freely inside their property.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on March 17, Olivia Armour was peaceably conducting herself on defendants' property when their dog bit her on the face.
She claims she suffered physical and mental injuries, resulting in pain, medical expenses, disfigurement and disability.
The plaintiffs hold the Wardens responsible because they allegedly failed to keep the dog in a kennel or restrained area and failed to warn others of the dog's aggressiveness.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against the defendants in an amount exceeding $50,000, plus costs and all further relief deemed proper and just. They are represented by George H. Albers of Butler & Kemper Law in Granite City.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 18-L-1097