Dog Bite Lawyer Wisconsin
What to do after a dog bite?
Wisconsin law provides protection for dog bite victims by making dog owners strictly liable for damages resulting from a bite or attack. As a former insurance attorney, personal injury lawyer Steve Caya knows insurers take dog bite claims very seriously.
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The 3 most important things you must do after a dog attack include:
- Seek professional medical treatment
- Identify the owner of the dog and get its vaccination records. Document your injuries with photographs and write down as many details as you can remember while it’s still fresh in your memory.
- Pick up your phone and call a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Steve Caya will handle every detail of your dog bite claim so you can get the compensation you’re entitled to. He takes the stress and hassle of dealing with insurers and the court system off of your shoulders, allowing you to focus 100% on recovering.
See examples of dog bite cases including financial compensation recovered by Steve Caya for his clients.
Compensation for dog bite injuries and treatments
Dog bites can easily result in severe injuries, especially when the victim is a small child. The victim may require a tetanus or rabies shot, sutures, reconstructive surgery, and/or antibiotics. Dog attacks can be extremely traumatic, and you may be entitled to collect damages for pain and suffering, including emotional trauma. Act now and get every penny of compensation you deserve in your personal injury claim.
The total damages you recover in your dog attack claim depend on various factors:
- Extent of injuries
- Breed of dog
- Whether the dog had a known tendency to attack
- Proven degree of owner negligence
Detailed investigation will determine total liability and the maximum value of your case. Proving liability is the foundation of a successful personal injury claim, and your best chance of successfully recovering damages is with an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Steve Caya is an experienced trial attorney who will ensure you receive the damages you’re entitled to for your injuries.
Liability in Wisconsin dog bite cases
Dog owners are required to keep their pets from harming people or other animals. If the dog’s owner was aware the dog had previously injured someone else, he or she may be held liable for double the amount of damages you’re entitled to.
Personal injury attorney Steve Caya will move quickly to investigate all aspects of your dog bite case, including the circumstances of the attack, and what, if any, steps the dog’s owner(s) took to prevent the incident.
Dog bite settlement calculator
Insurance companies want to plug you into a formula and ship out an "average" settlement based on a handful of variables in your case. We understand there's nothing default about your lawsuit and you need an esteemed trial lawyer to secure the maximum settlement and help you become whole again.
Read personal injury claim examples to see settlement amounts won by Steve Caya for his clients. The value of your dog bite claim depends on the quality of the lawyer representing you. To learn what your dog bite case could be worth and if you can sue, contact our law firm to arrange a consultation.