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Wisconsin and Minnesota are truly a great places for dog lovers. Most dog owners are responsible and take the safety of their pets and their neighbors seriously. Unfortunately, some people recklessly put others’ health in jeopardy by not controlling their dogs. The attorneys of Bye, Goff & Rohde know that injury and suffering often follow.
The injuries you can suffer from a dog attack can be severe. Torn skin, scarring, maiming, and disfigurement often result from bites. Even broken bones and back or neck injuries can result from being knocked over by a large dog. Additionally, the psychological trauma of surviving such an attack can leave unseen emotional scars.
An outright attack by an animal is not the only way dogs can injure people. Larger canines have the strength to take down grown adults and even trample smaller children. A dog can knock you off your bike causing injury as well. A dog running in front of your car may cause an unavoidable accident.
The law holds dog owners responsible in the event of an attack on a person or child.
If found liable, the dog owner must compensate you for:
In addition, if the dog is labeled dangerous due to a previous attack, Wisconsin law requires damages for injuries be doubled.
If the owner was negligent in restraining their dog so that the dog caused your bicycle accident, auto accident, or an injury from some other accident, the owner is responsible to compensate you for your losses.
Injury attorneys of Bye, Goff & Rohde want you to know that you do not have to settle with a dog owner for less than what you are owed. Dog ownership comes with responsibilities and owners should be held liable when they fail to exercise the proper precautions to maintain the safety of others.
We understand that if you have been the victim of a dog attack, it is a traumatic experience. You are encouraged you to schedule a free consultation. We will meet with you to hear you describe what happened to you and we will give you an honest opinion on whether you have a case.
When you put us to work for you, we charge no fee up front. Our attorneys feel that the people of Wisconsin should not have to shoulder further financial burdens to pursue justice. You owe nothing unless we win or settle your case.
Our attorneys have the experience and the dedication to get you results. Do not let this injury ruin your life and your finances. Talk to us today and allow us to be your personal advocate to ensure that justice is served.