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Wisconsin law concerning owner accountability for animal bites

It is impossible to know how an animal will act at any given moment. Many pet owners are confident that the animals they own will not harm anyone, only to be disappointed later when a bite occurs. As animal bites often cause severe injuries in Wisconsin and elsewhere, the law allows a monetary judgment to be sought against a party or parties deemed liable in such situations.

Filing a personal injury claim in a civil court can seem like a complicated process to someone facing such circumstances for the first time. It is often helpful to seek assistance through experienced counsel and guidance. Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, has successfully recovered more than $70 million in settlements and verdicts on the behalf of clients throughout western Wisconsin and nearby areas.

A majority of bite injuries are caused by dogs. One of the first questions our diligent team of attorneys will want answered is whether the dog that bit you has ever attacked someone in the past. If it is determined that the animal in your situation has a vicious propensity, meaning that it has a prior history of biting people, the compensation to which you may be entitled may exceed that which would be available in a situation in which the animal has no prior bite history on record.

Serious animal bites often require surgery and repeated medical visits to achieve full recovery. Severe bite wounds can cause nerve damage and unsightly scars. There is also often extreme emotional trauma involved in situations in which dogs have suddenly attacked humans. If you have been bitten by another person's pet in Wisconsin, and you wish to discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury claim, you may contact Fitzpatrick, Skemp & Associates, LLC, to arrange a free consultation.

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