$85,000 recovery for Wisconsin dog bite victim with hand injury
Steve Caya recovered $85,000 for a dog bite victim who suffered a laceration to his hand.
Steve’s investigation established the dog had bitten a person previously, resulting in Steve’s client being entitled to double damages under the Wisconsin Dog Bite Statute.
Make them pay for dog bite injuries
Even minor dog bites can cause severe bacterial infections. More serious dog bites can cause nerve damage, soft tissue damage, and result in permanent scarring - not to mention pain and suffering, and the inconvenience of missing work and having to seek medical attention and possibly rehabilitation.
When a dog bite is the result of the owner’s negligence, the victim has the right to seek compensation through an injury claim or lawsuit (typically against the responsible party’s homeowner’s insurance).
Proving negligence is a critical part of a successful dog bite claim, which is why working with an experienced dog bite attorney can be invaluable.
Without a successful case, the victim is on the hook for the medical bills, lost income and other damages resulting from the injury.
Proving negligence in a dog bite case
To win a dog bite lawsuit, the injured person must prove the dog’s owner failed in their duty of care to prevent their pet from harming others. Some of the ways liability can be proven include:
- Witness testimony
- Owner admission
- Physical evidence such as security camera footage
- Violation of State/municipal laws or regulations specific to the premises
- Previous incident(s) of dog biting someone
Steve Caya works with a network of specialists to conduct a full investigation into the accident and uncover all possible sources of liability. He also consults medical professionals to generate evidence of the full value of the claim, including likely future expenses.
Find out what your dog bite claim could be worth
You only have one opportunity to claim compensation. Give your claim the best chance of success by consulting a proven personal injury lawyer.
Wisconsin has a time limit on personal injury lawsuits. The insurer’s legal team knows this, and has no qualms about using delay tactics to run out the clock – at which point you’re stuck taking whatever they choose to offer.
Our law firm is in Janesville, serving clients living anywhere in Wisconsin. There’s no obligation to learn more about your options.