Dog Bite Law
Did you know over 885,000 victims of dog bites need medical attention each year in the United States? And 350,000 of those victims − most often children under 10 years − have injuries so severe they need emergency care or future surgery to avoid disfigurement? Bite victims, especially children, also may suffer from psychological trauma that lasts a lifetime.
Unfortunately, poorly trained or temperamental dogs can and do cause injuries requiring compensation. Dog bite victims are compensated similar to other injury victims, and dog owners and their insurance companies may be responsible for:
- Medical expenses for such things as emergency room, hospital stay, doctor visits, psychological counseling, past and future
- Medical expenses for past and future corrective surgery
- Personal property loss, such as clothing, glasses
- Wage loss of a parent caring for an injured child, and potential lost earning capacity of the child
- Pain and suffering
- Damages for permanent scarring, disfigurement, or loss of function
- Loss of companionship
Our dog bite attorneys are knowledgeable in Wisconsin dog bite laws and can advise you on your rights and legal options. Dog bite laws vary from state to state, and insurance companies are seeking to limit their losses on dog bite claims by eliminating coverage on certain types of breeds.
Our dog bite lawyers work hard to minimize negligence claims against our clients. And, for dog bite victims, we have successfully obtained double damages for clients under certain circumstances.
If you or someone you know has been a victim of a dog bite, or are being sued for a dog bite incident, call us. A member of our team experienced in handling dog bite claims can assess your situation and advise you of your rights.
Please call us for a no cost – no obligation review of your specifics at 262.547.2611.