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3 Ways You Might Be Ruining Your Dog Bite Case
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Washington County Dog Bite Attorneys
Dogs are one of the most popular household pets in Wisconsin, but it can be very traumatic to get attacked by a vicious dog. It may ruin your relationship with dogs for the rest of your life. If you were harmed in a dog attack, you are likely seeking the help of our Washington County dog bite attorneys. You are a priority to us and we want to ensure that your case is handled properly. After you learn about dog bites in Washington County, please do not hesitate to give our office a call to set up a free initial consultation.
Most Common Washington County Dog Bite Injuries
When a dog attacks, it can be a serious act of aggression. Maybe they attacked because they felt cornered, they were abused, or they are a defensive animal. Regardless of the reason why they attack, it is likely that the injuries you sustained are substantial.
The most common types of dog bite injuries are as follow:
- Bite puncture wounds
- Broken or fractured bones
- Slip and fall injuries
- Rabies infection
- Scarring and disfigurement
Some dogs can clamp down when they attack which has the potential to cause nerve and tendon damage. The bite punctures are deep and that makes them harder to clean, which increases your risk for infection. These infections can be long-lasting and cause a host of issues that will be included in your list of damages.
The most important thing is that you get your injuries tended to as soon as possible. You should not wait to seek medical attention because you are at a high risk of severe infection, as well as significant scarring if they are not treated properly right away.
When you wait to seek medical treatment, you are putting your health at risk and you are also hindering the success of your case. The liable party’s insurance company will take any excuse to get their responsibility to your case lowered to save themselves money. It is important that you do not give them an excuse to be suspicious of your injuries.
The Liable Party in a Washington County Dog Bite
The first step in any dog bite case is identifying who the liable party is against whom you are going to be bringing your claim. This is likely going to be the owner of the dog or the person who was responsible for the dog. You then are going to have to prove that, because of the actions or inactions of this person, the dog got loose and attacked you, which caused you serious injury.
Wisconsin holds dog owners particularly responsible if their animal is responsible for harming an individual. Some states have a one bite rule where the animal is allowed to bite one person before the owner is held liable for the damage. Wisconsin law states that a dog doesn’t have to have an aggressive incident in the past for the owner to be held liable.
The Laws for a Dog Bite in Wisconsin
When you bring in a dog bite case seeking compensation, you should already be aware of the rules that affect a case in Wisconsin. The sooner you know some of these things, the better off your case will be and the likelier it will be that you are compensated in full. You want to avoid making mistakes that could ruin your case.
Something that would undoubtably ruin your case is if you do not get it brought within the statute of limitations. You are allowed three years from the date of the dog attack to bring your case. If you are delayed in doing so, that can also harm your chance of being fully compensated. Your evidence might disappear and your witnesses might forget the important details of the case that could prove the other party was liable for the incident.
Call Our Washington County Dog Bite Attorneys Today
Getting injured in a dog bite can have a huge impact on your life. We understand what you might be feeling following this incident. You are most likely in a lot of pain and we are sincerely sorry that you are going through this difficult time.
Our Washington County dog bite lawyers are here to help guide you through the necessary steps to get you a full and fair compensation award. We will work with you against the insurance company of the liable party to get you a result that you deserve.