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Posted on May 3, 2017 Animal Bite/Dog Bits,Bicycle Injury,State Law
Since 1956, the League of American Bicyclists has sponsored a National Bike Month in May to showcase the many benefits of bicycling and to encourage more folks to try bicycling.
To keep bicycling safe this May, it is helpful to review Bicycling Magazine’s tips Bicycling Magazine’s tips for dealing with aggressive dogs.
If you do end up injured, Wisconsin’s Dog Bite Statute makes the owner and/or keeper of the dog strictly liable for the full amount of damages caused by their dog causing injury to a person, including a bicyclist. There is no statutory exception for innocent acts of the dog as opposed to aggressive biting. This means the statute applies even if your injuries are caused by a bicycle crash as opposed to a dog bite.
If you are injured by a dog while bicycling, it is important to seek legal representation. The personal injury attorneys at Bye, Goff & Rohde have extensive experience litigating dog injury cases. If you are injured by a dog, you can contact us for a free consultation.