Being a victim of a dog bite in Wisconsin can be a life-altering event. Many dog bite victims will become severely injured, requiring medical treatment. Dog bite wounds can be terrible enough to require surgery and long-term care. In some instances the victim will be required to miss work for an extended period, resulting in a financial hardship.
Financial loss, along with other damages, can and should be sought in a Wisconsin dog bite claim. A claim can either be settled outside of a trial or decided in a trial.
Many people prefer to settle their claim outside of a trial. The benefits of doing so are:
- Quickness. Settling your case outside of a trial will allow for claim to be settled at a much earlier date.
- Closure. Dealing with a case can bring on a lot of stress and hardship. Settling outside of a trial will allow the victim to put the incident in the past and have closure a lot sooner than if it went to trial.
- Money sooner. Because the case will be over more quickly, the money owed to the victim will be paid sooner than if it went to trial.
- Certainty of amount. Settling the claim outside of trial will allow the victim to have greater certainty of the amount to be recovered—and will avoid the risk process of a jury trial.
Whether the claim is settled outside of trial or through the trial process, it is important to have an attorney who will stick it out and aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact a Milwaukee dog attack lawyer at Hupy and Abraham for the Wisconsin personal injury attorney who will fight for your rights as a victim. Call 800-800-5678 today for a free case evaluation.