In Wisconsin, dog owners are legally responsible for the damages their dogs cause by biting a person, attacking another domestic animal, or destroying property. The duty imposed upon pet owners is based on the theory of strict liability, which makes pet owners legally responsible for a bite or attack even if the owner did nothing wrong.
Wisconsin law also provides that, in the event the pet owners knew the dog or animal was dangerous, the owner may be liable for two times the full amount of recoverable damages. If you have been injured by a dog bite or animal attack, contact the experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. today.
Please note the statutes of limitation may bar recovery of damages if legal action is taken after the statutorily prescribed time period. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!
Dog bites are more common than you may think. According to Dog Bite Law, the number of fatalities from dog bites was recorded at 36 deaths in 2018*. Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. have the knowledge and experience you need to determine which breeds may pose the most threat to you and your family:
If you have been attacked by a dog, our attorneys can help. We have protected the rights of Milwaukee's injured for 40+ years. Contact our dog bite injury lawyers at Samster Konkel & Safran, S.C. by calling (414) 455-1639 today. Free consultation available.
* Source: https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2018.php