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Dog Attacks Are Grounds for Legal Action in Wisconsin
Residents of the Fox River Valley love their dogs. It is not uncommon to see dog owners out for a walk with their animal, but many individuals do not take proper precautions to prevent dog bites. Being attacked by a dog is a frightening experience and can result in bites to the hands, face, arm, torso, legs and may even cause a potentially life threatening infection.
Free Case Consultation Contact Today! When you or a loved one is injured by a dog, be sure to seek medical treatment immediately and contact Ron Tusler, Appleton’s experienced dog bite attorney.
According to Wisconsin Law, Dog Owners Are Legally Responsible for Preventing Bites
The State of Wisconsin takes animal attacks very seriously. If a dog bites a person or animal, including another dog, the owner is strictly liable and faces severe penalties. These fines and damages are doubled if this is not the first time the dog has bitten. Owners are responsible for their dog’s actions and victims of vicious dogs are protected by Wisconsin’s dog bite laws. If you have been bitten by a dog, do not hesitate to pursue legal action against those responsible for letting an animal harm a person. The dog bite statute is worded to include non-owners who are taking care of an animal when it attacks, meaning you can pursue legal action against a dog-sitter or other animal keeper for allowing it to bite. After being bitten by a dog, remember you have rights. Ron Tusler, Fox Valley’s best personal injury attorney will defend you in court to win just compensation for your injuries.
Dangerous Dogs Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Most people in Appleton would say large dogs, like pit bulls and German shepherds, are the most dangerous breeds. While it is true bigger dogs can cause serious injuries with their bites, small dogs, including dachshunds and Chihuahuas, are also serious offenders and can badly maul a small child. Owners of all dogs, not just larger breeds, must take precautions to prevent injuries to others. Whether your hand was nipped by a small cocker spaniel or your toddler was attacked by a great dane, legal action is appropriate and will help increase public safety in and around Appleton, Neenah and Oshkosh. Attorney Ron Tusler is an aggressive, trustworthy dog bite lawyer who will pursue your claim to get you a fair settlement or jury award.
Innocent Canine Acts Can Lead to Liability in Wisconsin
Wisconsin’s dog bite law has a long and storied history. Initially written in 1871, the law was amended in 1981 and has seen several landmark cases interpreting how it is to be applied.
What most Wisconsin residents don’t know is even “innocent” actions can be grounds for an animal attack lawsuit.
In a 1987 case, Meunier v. Ogurek, the court of appeals found a dog owner liable for the wrongful death of a woman caused by the dog running under the tractor she was driving, resulting in a fatal crash. At the same time, courts have ruled in some cases where a dog lying on the floor causes a trip and fall, this behavior is not grounds for a suit.
If you are injured by the actions of a dog, whether playful or aggressive, the best thing to do is meet with Appleton personal injury Atty. Ron Tusler. Your initial consultation is free and he will review the merits of your case. You have nothing to lose and potentially thousands of dollars to gain by seeking his legal help in your animal attack case.