Almost five million people are injured by dog bites each year in the United States. Of these bites, nearly one in five require medical attention and about one out of every ten require hospitalization. To top this off, more than 50% of all dog bites involve children. Although it may seem trivial, there are many animal breeds that are more than capable of causing serious injury and even death.
The medical cost associated with animal injuries can be great, and the emotional cost can be even more burdensome after a close encounter and injury from an animal attack. Many victims of serious dog bites often become afraid to go on walks or ride their bikes, paralyzed by the thought of another attack.
If you or someone you love has been attacked by a vicious dog or other animal, contact the Milwaukee dog bite lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900.
When a dog bites and attacks a person in Wisconsin, state law holds the dog owner strictly liable for any damages resulting from the injuries that the dog causes to the victim. See Wis. Stat. Sec. 174.02. If a dog owner knew or was notified that his or her dog had previously bitten or attacked a person, the dog owner is liable and responsible for two times the damages (“double damages”) caused to the victim. Damages may include compensation for:
Dogs are not the only animals that attack and injure people in Wisconsin. Wisconsin law requires that the owner or keeper of animals use reasonable and ordinary care to control the animal to prevent the animal from causing injury to others. If an animal owner fails to properly control his or her animal, and that animal causes injury to a person, that person is entitled to compensation for damages that result.
At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, our lawyers will protect you or your loved one if an animal attack causes injury. We will hold the animal owner responsible for all the damages that you are entitled to under the law.
If you or a family member has suffered from an animal injury or attack, it is important to protect your rights. Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® is a law firm with a team of Milwaukee dog bite lawyers who have been fighting successfully for the rights of those injured in animal attacks for many years.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a dog bite or other animal attack, contact Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (414) 271-0900 to find out how we can help you.