Wisconsin Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
When “man’s best friend” becomes your worst enemy, we can help.
Personal injury attorneys at Bye, Goff & Rohde will fight for your rights when you’re injured by a dog.
In Wisconsin, there’s strict liability for injuries caused by mischievous or aggressive dogs, even if nobody was negligent. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a dog, or been attacked and bitten, you know dogs can cause serious harm. If you’ve been bitten it is important that you call one of our Wisconsin Dog Bite Lawyers today for a free consultation.
As a victim, you know the injuries caused by animals have an impact that lasts well beyond the incident itself. Your injuries probably include physical pain, mental trauma, and disfiguring scars.
The personal injury lawyers at Bye, Goff & Rohde understand that dog injuries have serious consequences. Your injuries may require extensive reconstructive surgery and physical therapy. More than the physical damage, however, is the emotional pain associated with disfigurement. Scarring has a real psychological impact on victims, influencing their social relationships and self-esteem.
Types of dog incidents.
Dogs and animals can cause serious harm in a variety of ways. Injuries can happen when:
- A dog knocks over a ladder causing you to fall.
- A dog attacks or bites you.
- A dog knocks you off your bike.
- A dog runs in front of your car, causing an accident.
If these situations sound familiar, don’t hesitate to contact a personal injury lawyer at Bye, Goff & Rohde.
More information about dog bites.
Was your injury caused specifically by a dog bite or animal attack? According to Wisconsin law, the owner of an animal is liable if it attacks a person or child. In the majority of dog-bite cases, the animal’s owner must compensate for:
- Medical bills associated with the attack
- Lost wages due to injuries and medical care
- Scarring, maiming or disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Psychological harm
In Wisconsin, if a dog has been labeled dangerous due to a previous attack, law requires that the damages awarded for injuries be doubled.
What to do if you’ve been injured by a dog:
If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog (or another animal), seek medical care immediately and accurately document your injuries. Then, contact one of our dog injury attorneys at Bye, Goff & Rohde. Our team of knowledgeable Wisconsin lawyers will protect your rights and work toward justice for your traumatic ordeal. Cases are stronger when you work with an attorney early. Call a Wisconsin Injury Attorney now: 1.800.607.3030.