Animal attacks can come out of nowhere, and can change your life in the blink of an eye. Scherr & Scherr, LLP is a law firm in Milwaukee that provides passionate, vigorous, and effective representation for animal attack victims in the State of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin law provides that the owner of a dog that causes injury or damage to any person, property, or domestic animal is liable for the full amount of the losses caused by the attack. This is true regardless of whether or not the dog has previously been involved in a similar incident. In fact, if the owner knows or has been notified that the dog was involved in a previous animal attack, he or she can be held liable for twice the actual damages sustained by the victim. The Milwaukee lawyers at Scherr & Scherr, LLP are experienced in investigating and obtaining maximum compensation for victims in cases involving vicious animal attacks.
We frequently represent Wisconsin residents seeking compensation for the following types of injuries sustained as a result of dog bites accidents:
Deep tissue injuries
Neck and back injuries
Other serious personal injuries
If you miss substantial time from work as a result of the attack, or if your injuries make it painful or impossible for you to maintain your employment, we can help you seek compensation for lost wages and lost earning capacity as well.
Like premises liability and other personal injury claims, dog bite cases in Wisconsin are subject to the rule of comparative negligence. This means that a victim can obtain at least a partial recovery as long as he or she is less than 50% at fault in causing the accident. Comparative negligence is often raised as a defense in animal attack cases, particularly those involving attacks on children. It is not uncommon for a dog owner to assert that a child victim caused his or her own injuries by enticing or antagonizing their pet in order to evade financial responsibility.
Our lawyers have significant experience challenging and overcoming contributory negligence claims. Winning full compensation in these cases often means going to trial. Unlike many law firms, Scherr & Scherr, LLP doesn’t shy away from going to court to fight for the compensation our clients deserve.
Serious injuries sustained in animal attacks can have lifelong implications. To make sure that you are not unduly disadvantaged as a result of an unprovoked attack, you need an experienced and aggressive advocate on your side. Our Milwaukee law office is here to help; we will do what it takes to win the compensation you deserve. If you have been seriously injured by a vicious animal, schedule your free consultation today.