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Dog Bite FAQs


What types of compensation can I receive for a dog bite?

If you are bitten by a dog, you may have a number of different expenses to cope with, not to mention the pain and suffering you may endure as a result of your injuries. For this reason, dog bite victims may be able to pursue compensation for a number of damages, including medical expenses, income lost from time spent recovering, emotional and psychological trauma, and any counseling that may be necessary.

If you have suffered injuries after a dog bite or attack and wish to pursue legal action against the responsible party, the dedicated Milwaukee dog bite lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® may help. Contact our offices today at (414) 271-0900 to discuss your case with a qualified member of our legal team.

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What if the dog owner knew their pet was aggressive?

If it can be shown that the owner of a dog who bit, attacked, or otherwise injured someone else was aware that their pet had previously caused injury to others, they must pay double the amount of damages they would normally owe. This is intended to discourage irresponsible owners from acting in a reckless or negligent manner in the future and allowing their pets to hurt others.

If you would like to know more about how you can pursue the compensation you need for medical expenses and other costs resulting from a dog bite, please contact the Milwaukee dog bite attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900.

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What is “strict liability” in dog bite cases?

Wisconsin’s dog bite laws are “strict liability” laws, which means that the owner of a dog is responsible for any injuries caused by their pet. In the past, some states operated on a standard that exempted pet owners from liability if their dog had never shown aggressive tendencies prior to a first attack. However, strict liability laws allow a dog bite victim to pursue compensation regardless of whether or not the attack was a dog’s first.

If you would like to know more about Wisconsin’s dog bite liability laws and what you can do to get the compensation you deserve, contact the Milwaukee dog bite lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (414) 271-0900.

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If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite or animal attack, please contact our experienced attorneys today for help. Call us at (414) 271-0900 to learn more about your legal options.

Learn more about dog bite injuries on our dog bite practice area page.