In Wisconsin, a dog’s owner is usually held responsible for any injuries or damage his dog causes to a person, domestic animal or property. However, there are certain exceptions where the victim may be responsible for a Milwaukee dog bite or dog attack. Here are three examples where a Wisconsin dog bite victim may be found wholly or partially at fault for his own injuries:
1.The victim provoked the dog. A dog bite victim may be considered at fault for his own injuries if he caused the dog harm, threatened the dog’s territory, or intentionally or unintentionally startled the dog while it was eating or sleeping. However, a child can never be held liable for his own injuries.
2.The victim was breaking the law. If a dog bite victim was trespassing or committing a when he was attacked, he can be found responsible for his own injuries. For example, you cannot blame a dog owner for your injuries if his dog attacked while you were robbing his house.
3.The victim was acting carelessly or taking risks. The victim ignored a “Beware of Dog” sign, stuck his arm into a dog enclosure, or approached a dog that he knew was dangerous.
Regardless of the circumstances, never assume that you are responsible for your own injuries. Wisconsin dog bite law is complicated. We advise every Wisconsin dog bite victim to schedule a consultation with a Milwaukee dog bite lawyer. The attorney will review all the facts and then determine who is liable for your injuries. To schedule a free consultation, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.