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What to Do After a Dog Bite

October 13, 2016 |

While nobody ever expects to sustain an injury, these sudden incidents can occur for a number of reasons. One of the most devastating is a dog bite. This is because most victims of a dog bite are simply walking on their own without concern and all of a sudden, a dog comes out of nowhere. Unfortunately, this is quite common due to negligent dog owners.

Under law, unless the victim was illegally trespassing, the dog owner is liable for any injuries caused by a bite or attack. After a bite, you should seek medical help to treat the wounds as soon as possible to help avoid infections. After you have been treated, you want to contact a lawyer who can help you navigate the legal system and seek compensation for the damages you have sustained. It is important to know that there are a few ways a lawsuit becomes possible.

  • The owner knew of the dog’s viciousness or there is a history of the dog attacking people.
  • The owner did not take the proper precautions to keep the dog leashed or contained to avoid the attack.
  • The owner did not provide warning to visitors regarding the dangers of the dog and allowed them to go onto the premises with the dog.

In any of these cases, it is the owner of the dog who should be responsible for the damages sustained. You may be able to seek compensation for medical expenses associated with the injury, holding the dog owner responsible for the bills. You have rights and you should hire someone to help protect them at all times. This is what you find with our Wisconsin dog bite attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. We have helped countless clients secure the compensation the need after sustaining an injury in a serious situation such as a dog bite. We want to help you too.

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