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How are Wisconsin dog bite cases similar to other personal injury claims?


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Wisconsin dog attack cases are both similar and different from other personal injury cases that involve serious injury. Here is a list of characteristics common to all personal injury cases, including dog bites, car accidents, and slip and fall injuries:

  • There may be property damage.
  • There is an injury.
  • The injury could have been prevented.
  • The injury was caused by the negligence or reckless action of a person or entity.
  • The injury may be minor, or it may be serious or even life-threatening.
  • The injury may cause pain and discomfort. The pain may be minor or extreme. The pain may be long-lasting or permanent and may require medical treatment.
  • The injury itself may require medical care.
  • The injury may or may not cause long-term disability.
  • There may be permanent or temporary scarring.
  • The injury may require the victim to miss work and lose income.
  • The injury may leave the victim permanently unable to work, causing a loss of future earning potential.
  • The victim may develop anxiety as a result of the incident or injuries.
  • The victim may require mental health counseling as a result of the incident or injuries.
  • The victim’s injuries may leave him unable to participate in the hobbies or other activities that he enjoyed before the accident.
  • The victim’s spouse, children, and family members may be negatively impacted by the incident, both financially and emotionally.
  • A spouse may lose companionships and consortium.
  • Children may lose guidance and care.
  • The victim and family have a right to seek damages from the party responsible for the injury.
  • Damages may include compensation for property damage, past and future medical care, disfigurement or disability, lost income, lost earning potential, mental health counseling, pain and suffering and loss of support to the family.

While dog bites cases share similarities with other Wisconsin personal injury cases, they are also unique. An experienced Milwaukee dog bite attorney will use Wisconsin dog bite law to ensure that you and your family get the compensation you deserve. To learn more about Wisconsin dog bite claims or to schedule a free consultation, contact Hupy and Abraham at 800-800-5678.