Anytime a dog bites someone, there is a great risk of long-lasting injury. A dog’s mouth is full of bacteria that can create deadly infections for humans. Sharp teeth can rip through soft skin and can crush bones, causing lifelong disfigurement. The results of Milwaukee dog bites can also create a large financial burden.
Fortunately, the damages created by a dog bite can be recovered through legal action. To get the most compensation out of a Milwaukee dog bite settlement, it is important to have a good case. Many victims are unaware of whether or not they have what it takes to build a solid case in their favor. When determining whether or not there is a good case, the victim should consider:
1. Liability. The first thing to determine when building a case is whether or not there is liability. There must be someone who can be held liable for the cause of the dog bite in order to build a case. This may be the dog’s owner, but under certain circumstances liability may attach to a dog handler, a “dog-sitter,” a landlord, or some other person who fails in his duty to control a potentially dangerous animal.
2. Insurance. Whether or not the liable party has insurance or not will determine the manner in which the case will be approached. If there is no insurance involved, it might be harder for the victim to receive a higher amount of compensation. However, in many cases homeowner’s insurance will cover pet attacks.
3. Likely financial recovery. Before beginning a case, it is important to determine whether the damage caused is a large enough sum for the amount of effort it will take to obtain it. With any lawsuit will be a certain amount of cost, effort, and emotional strain. The victim must weigh these factors into the decision whether to move forward.
If you have been the victim of a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages incurred. To discuss how you can get the compensation you deserve, you need to talk to an experienced Milwaukee dog bite attorney at Hupy and Abraham. Call 800-800-5678 today to schedule a free consultation.