Dog bites are sudden, frightening events that can leave permanent scars, both physical and emotional. When a dog attacks, the victim is often surprised, unable to fight back, and left with serious injuries. Everyone is at risk of a dog bite – dog lovers, children, mail carriers, friends and family. The physical injuries can range from minor to disfiguring, and can include flashbacks, heightened fear of dogs, and other symptoms. Children frequently will show a heightened fear of dogs – even dogs that are far away or on a secure leash. If the dog was not up-to-date on its immunizations, the fear of rabies and infection can be significant until tests return.
Owners have an obligation to maintain control of their dogs and be sure they do not hurt others. If the dog has a history of biting or property damage, Wisconsin law says the owner is liable for double damages to the victim. Finding out whether a dog has bitten before can require investigation, as rarely do owners admit that their dog has a history of aggressive behavior. The lawyers at Jacobs Injury Law can help.
We provide strong representation for people who have suffered a dog bite who are looking for justice. We will investigate your case, including searching out evidence of previous bites/damage by the dog involved. We will track down the immunization status of the dog, and seek out its veterinary records to see if it has a history of aggressive behavior.
With over 20 years of legal experience, and having been named one of Wisconsin’s top 50 attorneys, Attorney Ann Jacobs of Jacobs Injury Law brings a unique set of skills and insight to dog bite cases like these. She has handled many dog bite cases, including a large number of cases for mail carriers in southeast Wisconsin.