Failure of dog owners to keep dogs properly restrained can result in vicious attacks to innocent individuals. Injuries may include medical attention, hospitalization, surgical repairs, and more. Animal attacks may also result in disfigurement, contraction of diseases including rabies, and even psychological effects such as long-term fear of dogs or other animals.
If you have been bitten, mauled, or injured in any way by someones dog, you may have a right to be compensated for your injury. Compensation usually includes your losses for medical bills, disfigurement, reconstructive surgery, wage loss, and your pain and suffering. Compensation is usually paid by the pet owner’s homeowners insurance company. To pursue dog attack cases, you must provide the name of the owner and the person caring for the dog. Under Wisconsin law, dog owners are strictly responsible for injuries caused by their pets, even if the animal has never attacked anyone before. If the animal is known to have bitten before, you may even be eligible for double your damages.
Persons injured by dog bites should promptly seek medical attention. Next, seek the counsel of skilled personal injury attorneys who understand the complexities of these types of cases and can provide guidance through the legal system toward the most favorable outcome. With our past experience of successfully receiving compensation on behalf of those individuals with dog-bite claims, we are confident we possess the knowledge to advise you on whether or not you have a claim against a dog owner. We will help you receive the maximum damages recoverable under the law. Contact us today at 715-359-3188 or 1-800-662-5432 if you have been injured by someone else’s dog. The lawyers of Tlusty & Kennedy, S.C. are here to help.