Dodge County Dog Bite Lawyer Located in Beaver Dam
Dog bites and attacks can be extremely damaging, resulting in permanent scarring and disfigurement. In Wisconsin we hold a dog owner responsible for damages that result from a dog bite or attack on a person, domestic animal, or property. This is true whether or not the dog has a history of violence and aggression. The victim does not have to prove the owner did anything wrong to deserve compensation. If the dog had previously caused injuries, the victim may be entitled to double damages. Consequently, it is important to determine if the dog had caused harm in the past.
Even the “nicest” dog can cause injury. When harm is caused, the victim is entitled to compensation particularly for medical expenses and any scarring that may result from the bite or attack. Small children are the typical victims of dog bites and often receive disfiguring injuries to their face and extremities.
Many people are hesitant to pursue such claims thinking it will cause trouble for the dog owner who is often their friend or neighbor. Fortunately, most injuries resulting from dog bites are covered by homeowner’s insurance and with the help of an experienced attorney, the victim can obtain appropriate compensation without causing discord with the dog owner.
Attorney Pretto has handled many dog bite claims over the years with injuries that ranged from small puncture wounds to a mauling that required reconstructive surgeries. Contact Gergen, Gergen & Pretto for a free consultation at (920) 887-0371.