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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 for possible infection.

find the dog owner

If you are able, identify the dog's owner. Gathering the dog owner's information is crucial. Obtain the dog owner's name, address and phone number. 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.

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.
Do I Have A Valid Dog Bite Claim?

To recover financially from a dog bite injury, you must be able to prove:

  • The defendant owned the dog that bit you,
  • That you were actually bitten by the dog,
  • The dog bite resulted in your injuries, and
  • You were lawfully on the premises where the dog bite occurred.
What Can I Recover From A Dog Bite Lawsuit?

Most damages in dog bite cases come in the form of compensatory damages, which are meant to compensate you for your dog bite injuries and losses. This could include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, and more general damages such as pain and suffering.

Where Does Compensation Come From?

Most often, the dog owner's home insurance is called on when his or her dog bites someone. 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 at fault 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 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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