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You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer In Madison, WI, For Dog bite Cases

Wisconsin dog bite laws very clearly state that a pet owner or pet keeper is responsible for any injury or damage.

Wisconsin Law Takes A Bite Out Of Dog Owners

Wisconsin statute 174.02 imposes strict liability on pet owners. The owner is subject to the full amount of damages from a dog who bites a person or another domestic animal, or causes property damage regardless of negligence.  The amount of damages and penalties are doubled if the dog has previously bitten someone or caused property damage before.

Typical damages might include medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and property damage. Recent statistics indicate that dog bite claims are responsible for about one quarter of homeowner insurance liability claims, with an average payout of $16,000. Damage for serious injuries such as facial scarring can exceed $100,000.00.  Some insurance companies will not cover certain violent dogs known for their vicious propensities.

Who To Call If You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer In Madison, WI

If you need the services of a personal injury lawyer in Madison, WI, because you are the victim of a dog bite, Eisenberg Law Offices, S.C. can help. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling us at 608-256-8356 or completing our website contract form.