Dog bites are very common. In fact, the CDC says that nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. This is a staggering number. However, not all dog bites are serious. Some result in superficial wounds, while others result in the need for extensive surgery. Even the superficial wounds can lead to serious infection. That is why you need an Oshkosh dog bite attorney representing you when the dog bite is due to the negligence of another.
When the owner or the person responsible for the dog is at fault for the dog bite happening, you can pursue them for the compensation needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial damages that occurred due to the accident.
Holding Dog Owners Accountable
Unfortunately, there are many times when a dog bite may not be the first occurrence with an individual dog. If an owner has knowledge that their dog had previously injured another animal or person, the owner may be liable for twice the amount of damages caused. In Wisconsin, this is called “double damages.”
The physical damage caused by vicious dogs can result in permanent disfigurement with a need for plastic surgery. It is the dog owner’s responsibility to ensure that the dog is kept within proper fencing and not able to roam into roadways or onto other peoples’ property. The dog should be properly contained so such accidents don’t happen. In some municipalities where dogs must be contained within fencing, the owner must replace any damaged fencing as soon as possible to ensure their dog remains contained. Any failure to do so that results in someone getting hurt by the dog can lead to the dog owner being held liable for the dog bite incident.
Strong Representation For You
At the Harnitz Law Office, LLC, we will give you the strong representation you need. We will investigate what occurred and why. If you are the parent of a child bitten by a dog, we will seek out justice for you and your child. That is what a committed Oshkosh dog bite attorney will do. Your case will be in good hands so you can receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact An Oshkosh Dog Bite Attorney
Dog bites can be very minor, but they can be so serious that a victim may require one or more surgeries to repair the damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a dog bite accident that was due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to hold them accountable for the present and long-term cost of your injuries. To learn about how the Harnitz Law Office, LLC can help you, call 920-456-9933 to request a free consultation.