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How are Wisconsin dog bite and dog attack cases different from other personal injury cases?

While Wisconsin dog bite cases have many similarities to other personal injury cases, they are also unique. For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney who has experience with Wisconsin dog bite claims similar to yours.

Here are several ways in which Wisconsin dog bite cases are different from other personal injury cases:

  • Wisconsin dog bites can cause permanent scarring and disfigurement. A visible scar is more than an injury. People tend to judge others based on appearance. A scar can affect the dog bite victim’s ability to make friends, enjoy social relationships and even hold a job. A scar can even affect the victim’s self-esteem. A visible scar matters, and the victim should be compensated for the effect the scar has on his life.
  • A dog bite is a traumatic incident. Many dog bite victims suffer from panic attacks, anxiety, nightmares, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A Wisconsin dog bite victim may never again feel safe around dogs.
  • You may be eligible for punitive damages for your Wisconsin dog bite case. A dog bite owner who purposely allows a dangerous dog to run loose may have to pay punitive damages. These damages are paid to the victim, but serve as punishment to the negligent party rather than compensation for the victim’s losses.
  • If a dog involved in a Wisconsin dog attack has bitten before, the owner may have to pay double damages.
  • Judges and jury members may have strong opinions about dogs and the responsibilities of dog owners.

An experienced Milwaukee dog bite attorney will investigate every aspect of your Wisconsin dog bite claim and make sure that those responsible for your injury are held accountable. To learn more—or to schedule a free and confidential consultation—contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.