Dog bites account for nearly 4.7 million U.S. citizens’ injuries each year, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Despite the many leash laws in cities, negligent owners allow their animals to roam free. An aggressive dog should be carefully monitored; however, this is not always the case. Sadly, the victims of most dog bites are children because of their small size and inability to protect themselves from attack. Broken bones, punctured skin and facial damage are all common injuries associated with animal attacks. In the most severe cases, victims may not survive the attack. Reports indicate that around fifteen to twenty people die each year from dog bite injuries.
Being attacked by an animal is a very traumatic experience for victims. If you or a family member has been attacked by an animal owned by someone else, contact an attorney to learn about all of your legal options. Animal owners who are negligent in protecting the public from their animal may be held liable for the injuries that their animal may cause. With 13 offices throughout Wisconsin, Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® has a team of skilled attorneys nearby no matter where you live in the state. Trust the Waukesha dog bite lawyers to help you navigate the complex legal process. Your initial consultation is free and provides you the opportunity to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. Contact the Waukesha office today to schedule your consultation and begin the process of protecting your rights.