Holding Negligent Parties Accountable In Animal Attacks
You can never really prepare yourself for a dog bite or an animal attack. You trust dog owners to take care of their pets, but when something goes wrong and a dog causes puncture wounds or other types of bodily injury, make sure you put your health and long-term well-being first. You want an experienced dog bite lawyer who will make sure you have access to the immediate and long-term medical treatment you need after suffering an injury.
Here For You When You Need A Dog Bite Lawyer
At the Nicolet Law Office, S.C., our injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of personal injury victims across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota. We understand the rights of dog bite victims and those who have been injured in other types of animal attacks. We will help you use the legal system to hold the negligent party who caused your injury accountable so that you have access to medical care and fair compensation. We have experience in a wide range of personal injury cases, including dog bite claims, car accident cases and wrongful death claims.
Putting Your Life Back Together
Whether you have been attacked by a dog or your child was bitten by a dog, it is important to understand your rights under the law and consider filing a dog bite claim with the help of an attorney. Homeowners’ insurance is responsible for damages in these accidents. If your dog causes an accident that leads to serious injuries, you are liable. These situations can include:
- Dog bites.
- Dogs running into someone, causing a slip and fall
- Dogs running into the street, causing car accidents
Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for an insurance company to deny claims and leave a victim searching for the compensation they need. This is especially problematic when medical bills pile up, workers’ compensation benefits are delayed (if the injury was job-related, as you may be eligible for workers’ compensation in that case), and you suffer from lost wages.
Pet owners face additional liability if their animal has attacked someone in the past and is known to be vicious dog or has already caused an injury. The law recognizes this history, and having such a pattern of aggressive behavior can make it easier for a victim to obtain compensation in a personal injury claim following a dog attack.
Our firm has successfully protected the rights of people who have been attacked by all types of dogs, from Dobermans and pit bulls to German shepherds and hunting dogs. We whether your case involves being hurt by the dog of a family member or injured by the dogs of total strangers, we can pair you with an attorney who is able to help you use an injury case to hold those parties accountable for their negligence.
Children are often the victims of dog bites and their injuries often result in scarring and other serious effects that can have long-term implications. Our job is to make sure the court considers the long-term implications of your dog bite injury or injuries to your child so you always have access to the care you need and can pay your medical expenses.
Additionally, it is common for a dog bite victim to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other types of emotional trauma. It is important to show the effects of post-traumatic stress and other conditions that cause pain and suffering, otherwise, you may not receive the full value of your dog bite claim. This can put you in a difficult situation going forward, so it is vital to discuss your injury claim with an experienced attorney who can help you maximize the compensation you receive from a lawsuit.
Injured By A Pit Bull Or Other Type Of Dog? Contact Us For Help.
Because we handle all dog bite cases and personal injury claims on a contingency basis, you do not have to pay any legal fees until we successfully complete your dog bite case. Our personal injury lawyers represent people across Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota.
Contact our personal injury attorneys today to schedule a free case evaluation at one of our law firm locations (or a location that it convenient for you if you are unable to visit our offices due to your injury).