Dog Bite Injury Lawyer in Appleton, WI
Over 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs in the United States every year according to the US Center for Disease Control. More than 800,000 people need medical attention as a result of their dog bites. If you or a loved one have been bitten by a dog you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Tusler Law is here to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. We’ll handle it all, so you don’t have to.FREE CONSULTATION
What are my legal options after a dog bite injury?
There are a few options you can choose to pursue after suffering a dog bite injury. The first thing you can do is file an insurance claim with the dog owner’s insurance company. Be very careful with insurance companies – they often offer unfair settlements. You may wish to hire a dog bite injury lawyer to guide you through the process and ensure maximum insurance compensation. You can also file a lawsuit against the dog owner for any damages. To do this you will want to hire a dog bite attorney to file the suit and represent you legally.
Wisconsin dog bite laws
Wisconsin is a strict liability state for dog bites. Wisconsin statutes state that an owner of a dog is strictly liable for any damages inflicted while biting or attacking a person, domestic animal, or property. This means the owner is responsible for injuries or damages to the dog bite victims and faces large fines doubling after the first bite.
In 2019, the average cost of dog bite compensation cases in Wisconsin was $43,593. This pays for medical bills and possible psychological damage caused to the dog bite victim. Tusler Law knows the ins and outs of Wisconsin personal injury law and will work to ensure the proper financial compensation for your dog bite injury case.
Factors that determine compensation
There are a number of factors that help determine the amount of financial compensation dog bite victims receive including:
- The severity of the injury. Factors considered include scarring and disfigurement.
- Area of injury.
- Medical Expenses. This can include psychological counseling for emotional trauma.
- Wages lost to recovery time. If a dog bite victim cannot work because of their injuries they can receive compensation for wages lost.
- Degree of pain suffered.
The personal injury legal process in Appleton, WI
Once you have been injured by a dog attack in Wisconsin, schedule a free consultation with Tusler Law as soon as possible to assess your situation and discuss your options. If your case looks promising and you move forward, we will begin to gather additional evidence and build the best possible strategy for your case.
Throughout the whole process, we will give you updates and stay in contact with you for additional information and details related to your case. Should the case go to court, Tusler will prep you on how to conduct yourself in court and present your case for you. Award-winning attorney Ron W. Tusler has vast experience in personal injury law and knows how to get the results you want.