Legal Help for Dog and Animal Bites

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), there are 4.5 million dog bites annually in the United States. Children are particularly at risk. A significant portion of these bites result in an emergency room admission for the victim. Besides causing scarring and other injuries, animal bites can also cause significant emotional trauma. If you, a family member or acquaintance has been the bitten by a dog, it is important to seek legal advice to determine your rights and remedies.

Minnesota and Wisconsin have statutes that impose strict liability on the owner or keeper of a dog who injures or bites a person. In Wisconsin, the dog’s owner is liable to pay double damages if it is proved that the owner was aware that the dog had previously caused injury.

If You Are the Victim of a Dog Bite ...

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  • If you have your phone available and it is feasible, take a photo of the dog and the address or location where the bite occurred
  • Find out the dog’s name and its owner
  • Obtain the name, address and phone number of any witnesses
  • Immediately report the incident to animal control and/or the police
  • Seek medical attention

Contact an Animal Injury Attorney in Hudson, Wisconsin

Based in Hudson, Wisconsin, McCormick Law Office represents animal bite victims and their families throughout western Wisconsin and the Minneapolis area. Please contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have about your rights. Our representation includes accidents or negligence involving many types of animals, including cat bites / scratches and injuries caused by horses.

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