An insurance company is suing the owners of a dog it claims attacked a delivery driver, who was injured while fleeing.

Liberty Mutual Insurance-- as subrogee of United Parcel Service, the employer of George Staples-- filed a premises liability lawsuit Sept. 24 in Cook County Circuit Court against Thomas Mott and Lalania Mott, formerly known as Lalania Najar and known as Lalania Campus.

According to the complaint, Staples delivered a package as an employee of UPS to the defendants' property on Luna Avenue in Chicago on Sept. 25, 2012, when a dog broke through the screen door of the residence and attempted to attack Staples.

The insurance company contends Staples injured himself while running from the dog by tripping on the steps up into his delivery truck.

His employer was insured for workers' compensation by Liberty Mutual, which is seeking more than $53,000 in damages plus costs. It is represented by attorneys at Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number: 2014L009993.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt and it only represents one side of the story.

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