Our dog bite 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 bites can severe and life-threatening injuries, especially when involving a larger dog breed and a small child. A dog bit incident can happen to anyone, at any time, and without warning. According to the AVMA, there are more than 4.5 million people bitten by dogs each year. (Nearly 1 out of every 5 people in the U.S.) Some dog breeds bite more than others, and some breeds cause more damage than others. Many vicious dog attacks require some sort of medical attention.
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.
Our dog bite lawyers are proven effective in handling dog bite cases in the Metro-Milwaukee area.
Dog Mauling Death
Dog maulings and vicious dog attacks are a very sad, and serious matter as many result in death to victim. Extensive research was conducted over a 12-year period from 2005 to 2016. The results showed that pit bulls killed 254 Americans. (1 person every 17 days) In 2016, there were 31 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities recorded in the U.S. Pit bulls contributed to 71% (22) of those deaths reported, yet pit bulls make up only about 6% of the total U.S. dog population. www.dogsbite.org
A victim of a dog mauling can be a stranger, but in many cases it's a neighbor, family member, or someone who is visiting the home and familiar to the dog owner.
- "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; we focus on 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.
Attacked By A Dog
If you've been attacked 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. We work on a contingency fee basis, so there are no fees unless we win your claim.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.
- 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.
Compensation For Dog Bite Injuries
You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. If your child or another family member was injured by a dog, you can focus on medical care for the injuries and critical rabies testing while we handle the concerns about legal matters. to the dog bit attorneys at Action Law Offices. Our dog bite attorneys can help you pursue a claim for expenses and suffering caused by the attack. We have handled a variety of cases involving dog attacks which resulted in bites, various injuries, or even death. 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. An experienced dog bite lawyer at Action Law Offices knows how to investigate these types of injuries and hold responsible parties accountable.
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