Dog Bite Attacks And Fatal Injuries
Dog maulings and attacks can cause major injories or death. More than half of the bite victims are children. Accoding to the AVMA, there are more than 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year. (Nearly 1out of every 5 people in the U.S.) Most of these vicious dog attacks require some sort of medical attention.
If you’ve been bit by a dog, learn what your legal rights are.
Seek to obtain legal representation from a Milwaukee area dog bite lawyer. Your initial case evaluation is free. At Action Law Offices, we know that a dog bite can cause lifelong physical and psychological scars. We also know that the victims of dog attacks are often the most vulnerable people, including children. Dog bites are handled as a personal injury accident, and taken very seriously. At Action Law Offices in Racine, West Bend and Milwaukee, Wisconsin, our dog bite personal injury attorneys can help you pursue a claim for expenses and suffering caused by the attack.
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Our personal injury lawyers often hear that a particular dog “has never bitten anyone before.” By Wisconsin law, that does not matter. Wisconsin has strict liability laws regarding dog bites. The second time a dog attacks someone, the damages are doubled.
- Dog bite physical injuries include scars, lacerations, permanent disfigurement and nerve damage. A dog will often latch onto a child’s face or throat and cause facial lacerations. A dog tore the tear ducts of one little girl we represented. Postal workers and other delivery employees are often attacked on the arms or legs. Medical issues include infections, nerve damage, lacerations, scars and permanent disability.
- The memory of a dog attack causes emotional trauma. Especially when the victim is a child, a dog bite can lead to nightmares, a fear of all dogs and disfigurement that leads to emotional stress. The dog bite victim may need psychological treatment in addition to medical treatment.
- “But the dog is a family pet …” Many dog bite victims hesitate to make a claim because the dog belongs to a relative or friend. At our law firm, we have one overriding concern — the best interests of the victim, especially when that victim is a child. The victim needs medical and psychological treatment and compensation for pain and suffering.
We have handled a variety of cases involving dogs and personal injury. When one client walking his pet was attacked by another dog, the attacking dog’s owner was held accountable. When a dog ran in front of our client’s motorcycle, the animal was killed and the motorcyclist was disabled. The dog’s owner was held accountable.
If your child or another family member was injured by a dog, you can focus on medical care — including critical rabies testing — and hand over the concerns about legal matters to the personal injury attorneys at Action Law Offices.
From our law offices in Milwaukee, Racine and West Bend, we serve clients throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
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