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Wisconsin animal bites: 3 people attacked by dogs

Many Wisconsin families have dogs as pets and interact with them every day. For the majority of times, these interactions are safe and uneventful. However, animal bites can cause serious injuries when they occur. A recent dog attack in Cassopolis injured three people.

A woman reported that her two grandchildren were outside her home when a pit bull ran into her yard from a neighboring house. She attempted to chase the dog away from the children when the animal started attacking. The grandmother stated that she had to fight the dog for almost 20 minutes.

The attack left the woman and two children with injuries that required them to be transported to the hospital. The woman and her grandson were treated for minor injuries. However, her 2-year-old granddaughter remains in the hospital with serious injuries.

Cass County Sheriff's officers reported that this was the worst dog bite incident they had ever seen. According to reports, the dog came from a nearby house. The dog's owners may be facing multiple charges stemming from the incident. The pit bull has been quarantined, and a decision about its future is pending.

When loved ones have suffered from animal bites, family members may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek financial compensation. Such injuries may require costly treatment, rehabilitation or counseling, and healing can take a long time. Since Wisconsin is known as a strict liability state regarding dog bites, it is not necessary to prove that a dog owner was negligent by being aware of the animal's inclination to bite. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist families in the process to seek a monetary award.

Source: abc7.com, "Dog attacks three people in Cass County", Caleigh Bourgeois, April 10, 2017

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