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Your Wisconsin Dog Bite Lawyer

A dog bite injury can be painful and traumatic. It can also cause permanent physical scarring or disfigurement. If you or a family member has been injured by a dog bite, it is important to take immediate action to protect your rights in order to receive compensation.
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What you should do after a dog bite

Dog bites are different from other personal injury claims.

Seek medical treatment

Immediately after a dog bite, it is important to seek medical treatment for your injuries. Dog bites can lead to rabies or infection. A doctor can provide relief for your pain and provide treatment to prevent possible infection.

find the dog owner

If you are able, identify the owner of the dog. Gathering the dog owner's information is crucial. Obtain the name, address and phone number for the dog owner. A photograph of the dog and the dog tag could also help identify the owner.

obtain possible witnesses

Did anyone else witness the dog bite? Having a witness can help support your dog bite claim. Obtain all witnesses, including their names, addresses and phone numbers.

Report the dog bite

You should call 911 or the police for serious dog bite injuries. For all dog bites, the local health department (county or municipal) and/or animal control should be contacted. Public health officials and/or animal control will typically verify rabies vaccination records of the dog.

Contact a dog bite lawyer today

A lawyer can evaluate your dog bite claim and help you preserve your legal rights.

When it comes to dog bites, your sources of recovery, and the types of recovery, depend on the facts of your case.

You deserve to recover financially for your injuries after a dog bite. Contacting a dog bite lawyer for a free consultation is the first step toward financial recovery.

what you need to know about dog bites in wisconsin

If you have been injured by a dog bite, you probably have questions. Getting the legal assistance you need to recover is just one phone call away.
Should I Report A Dog Bite?

You should call 911 or the police for serious dog bite injuries. The police will respond to the scene and investigate the incident. The police will also prepare an incident report. If necessary, the paramedics will also respond to the scene.

For all dog bites, you should contact the local health department (county or municipal) and/or animal control. Public health officials and/or animal control will typically verify rabies vaccination records with the owner of the dog. Even if the dog bite is minor, you should seek medical attention as a dog bite can lead to infection and serious complications.

What Can I Recover From A Dog Bite Lawsuit?

If you have been attacked or bitten by a dog, you may be entitled to receive compensation for you injuries which includes medical expenses, future medical treatment, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

The dog owner may be required to pay double damages if the dog owner knew that the dog had caused injury to a person, domestic animal or property in the past.

Where Does Compensation Come From?

Most often, the homeowners insurance for the dog owner will provide coverage for the dog bite injuries. Some dog owners carry additional insurance to cover their pets. In some cases, the dog owner's personal assets may be used to compensate a dog bite victim.

While Wisconsin law typically holds the dog owner responsible, there may be exceptions or more than one party responsible for a dog bite injury. At certain times, the keeper or person caring for the dog may be held liable for the actions of the dog.

When Should I File A Dog Bite Claim?

In Wisconsin, dog bite victims generally have three years to file a lawsuit against the owner of the dog responsible for their injuries. It is critical to begin investigating and collecting evidence, witness testimony and medical records as soon as possible to preserve your claim. Contact a Wisconsin dog bite attorney today.

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