It is not unusual for victims of Wisconsin dog attacks to suffer extensive scarring or even disfigurement. In order to reduce that scarring, dog bite victims must undergo several rounds of plastic surgery, including skin grafts. This can be expensive, but without surgery, dog bite victims can find it difficult or impossible to live a normal life. Who pays for this surgery?
Under Wisconsin law, a Madison dog bite victim has the right to seek damages from the owner of the dog that caused the injuries for both past and future medical expenses. In most situations, the dog owner's homeowner insurance policy is responsible for providing compensation to the dog bite victim. However, insurance companies will try to minimize your claim and pay you as little as possible. They may even say that your plastic surgery is optional.
You didn’t ask to be bitten by a dog. You certainly didn’t choose to live with the resulting scars. The Madison dog bite lawyers at Hupy and Abraham work to help Wisconsin dog bite victims get the compensation they need for all their medical bills, including plastic surgery. We will not hesitate to fight the insurance company and even go to trial if necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. To learn more or to schedule a free consultation with a Madison dog bite attorney, contact Hupy and Abraham at 888-277-4879.