Dog Bites and the Law
Dog bite cases cost insurance companies in the United Stated about $400 million dollars a year in claims payments. As a result, companies have been seeking to limit their losses on dog bite claims by eliminating coverage on certain breeds (such as Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, German Shepherds and Doberman Pinschers).
In Wisconsin, any contributory negligence of the victim will lessen the final award or settlement, and we will work diligently to minimize any contributory negligence of our clients.
Dog bite victims are compensated similar to other injured victims. The dog owner and their insurance company may be responsible for the following:
1. Personal property loss
2. Medical expenses
3. Wage loss of a parent caring for an injured child, and potential lost earning capacity of the child
4. Pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a dog bite, you should review the details of your case with an attorney experienced in handling dog bite claims. Contact us today to learn more about your legal rights.