Wisconsin Dog Bite Lawyer
Animal and dog bites leave not only painful physical scarring but also emotional ones. Especially if the injured victim is a child, an animal or dog bite attack can be very traumatic. If you or your child was injured by a dog or other animal, you may have legal options — especially in Wisconsin and Minnesota, where the law provides for strict liability for dog bites and other animal attacks. Strict liability means that it does not matter who was at fault. If someone is the owner, that person is responsible for any dog bites or other dog-related injuries. Even if the dog had a completely clean record with good behavior in the past, the owner is strictly liable.
More Than 30 Years Of Experience
Contact Erspamer Law Office, LLC, for knowledgeable and experienced personal injury representation. Our Minnesota and Wisconsin dog bite lawyer, David Erspamer, has more than 30 years of experience. As a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist, he was recently selected by the American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin And Minnesota Dog Bite Laws
Our personal injury law firm handles dog bite and animal attack cases in both Wisconsin and Minnesota. Dog bite injury laws are similar in these two states. In Wisconsin, under Wis. Stat. Section 174.02, an owner is strictly liable for injuries caused by his or her dog. There are even double damages for those owners who knew of a previous attack by his or her dog.
In Minnesota, owners are also held strictly liable under Minn. Stat. Section 347.22., unless there was provocation by the injured victim. However, it is arguable that children of a certain age do not understand the consequence of their actions. For example, a 22 month-old child is not likely going to understand his or her actions as “provoking” a seemingly normal dog.
Especially with a facial injury, you may require continuous medical care. Damages can include medical bills, plastic/reconstructive surgery costs, future medical care as well as any pain and suffering. Let us examine the facts of your case and help you or your injured loved one seek full and fair compensation