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Dog Bite Lawyer

Eau Claire and Madison, Wisconsin Injury Attorney

Dog Bite and Animal Attacks

Every year there are millions of people who are bitten by dogs. Hundreds of thousands of these people require medical attention, and some will require hospital care. In addition to this, it is estimated that 25 to 30 people die from dog bites. Nearly all of these dog bite victims are children, and a majority of these children are bitten in the face.

Some of the most aggressive breeds of dogs are responsible for attacks on people. These include pit bulls, chows, and wolf-dog hybrids. In almost two-thirds of these cases, the dog has never before shown any aggressive behavior toward people. However, even family dogs, like Labradors and Dalmatians can be vicious, given the right circumstances.

If you are ever bitten by a dog, the experienced Madison dog bite lawyers at Boller & Vaughan LLC can help to determine what legal steps you may take.

Dog Bite Prevention

There are several steps you can take to avoid becoming a victim of a dog bite. These include:

What to Do if You are Bitten by a Dog

Events can move quickly if you are bitten by a dog. One thing you should do is be able to positively identify the dog that bit you. If the dog was a stray, you may have to undergo a series of very painful rabies shots. Do not try to yank yourself away from the dog because it will bite down harder.

You should get medical attention as soon as possible. If you have been bitten in the face, be sure to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon. They may be able to help reduce or eliminate scarring.

If you were bitten by a dog kept by a person, you may be entitled to receive compensation from the animal’s owner for negligence. Any damages you receive may be used to pay bills, pay for future plastic surgery you may need, reimburse any income lost while you were out of work, as well as help you deal with pain and suffering.

You may be contacted by the dog owner’s insurance company. Make sure you get the following information:

If you are contacted by the negligent party’s insurance company, do not:

If you or a loved one has suffered a serious dog bite, please contact the Wisconsin dog bite lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC at or submit an online questionnaire. Your initial consultation with the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Boller & Vaughan LLC is free of charge and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a personal injury lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations. Please call right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.