If you’ve been bitten by a dog or attacked by a neighbor’s animal (even a non-domesticated animal that is being kept as a pet), you can — and should — talk to a dog bite injury attorney and seek help from the courts.
Dogs and other animals that are not properly restrained are a hazard to the safety, and even the lives, of people who live nearby. Children are the most frequent victims of dog attacks: 60% of dog bite or dog mauling victims are small children. Children are also most likely to suffer deadly injuries or life-long facial scarring and disfigurement as a result.
As letter carriers, bicyclists, and joggers can attest, even relatively minor dog bites can cause infection and scarring or nerve damage resulting in loss of motion or function of a limb. Dogs can be a serious threat to anyone walking through a neighborhood.
Have you been bitten by a dog? Talk to a dog bite lawyer about your right to compensation. Call (414) 240-1185 today!
The Law Is Clear: Dog Owners Are Liable for the Actions of Their Dogs
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious or disfiguring injury because of a dog bite, cat mauling, or other pet attack, contact The Previant Law Firm, S.C. to speak with an attorney. Our Milwaukee dog bite lawyers work hard to help the people of southern Wisconsin recover after serious injuries. We can help you.
The following are true in Wisconsin dog bite claims:
- Unless you did something to instigate the attack by harassing or mistreating the dog or trespassing on marked property, the dog owner is fully and personally responsible for financial damages.
- In the case of small children under the age of 7, the dog owner is always responsible, even if the child was engaging in inappropriate behavior. Small children are not capable of understanding the cause and effect of their actions. It is up to the dog owner to keep children away or to supervise the dog.
What Does Wisconsin’s Dog Bite Law Say?
Although as the victim of a dog bite, the law in Wisconsin is on your side, you will still need a ferocious attorney to ensure that the law is upheld.
If a dog bites a person and breaks the skin, which is enough to cause permanent scarring or disfigurement, the owner of the animal will be held liable. The faulty party is responsible for two times the amount of the damages when he or she had reason to believe that this or her dog was previous, such as a history of biting another person. Details of this law can be found under Wis. Stat. § 174.02(1)(b).
If you’ve been injured by a dog or other pet not your own, you can seek compensation in court for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers have been helping injured people get successful results in dog bite and other personal injury cases for decades. Our many verdicts and settlements speak to our success on behalf of seriously injured clients.
Get experienced help – call (414) 240-1185 for a free dog bite case evaluation.