You still can’t believe that it happened to you. You are now one of the more than 4.5 million Americans who suffer a dog bite injury each year. If you suffer that dog bite in Wisconsin and need medical attention, then you need to know something that you never needed to know before. You need to know what your legal rights are and how to contact a Milwaukee dog bite lawyer to make sure that your rights and potential recovery are protected.
Wisconsin is a Strict Liability Dog Bite Law State
Wisconsin law is clear as to who is liable for dog bite injuries. According to Wisconsin Statutes section 174.02(1), the owner of the dog is responsible for any damage done by his or her dog to a person, to a domesticated animal, or to property. You, as the dog bite victim, should not have to bear the expense of your injury. You should not have to pay for your medical expenses, lost income, vet bills, or property damage.
Of course, no law is without exceptions. It is important to note that a Wisconsin dog owner may raise the defense of comparative negligence and try to convince the judge or jury that your own actions caused your injury. Additionally, it is important to read the law carefully and note that the law applies to dog owners, and not whoever happens to have physical possession of the dog at the time of the bite.
Contact a Milwaukee Dog Bite Attorney for More Information About Your Possible Recovery
For these reasons it is important to protect your potential recovery by contacting an experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyer. Do not trust the dog owner and/or homeowner’s insurance company to protect your rights. Instead, learn more about your rights by calling 1-800-800-5678 or 414-223-4800 today.