Although many dogs are perfectly friendly, they are still are animals that have the capacity to bite when they are scared, disturbed, or threatened in any way. The reality is that dog bites or bites from any animal can cause serious injuries that can result in permanent scars and disfigurement. Over 44,000 individuals suffer facial injuries from dog bites on an annual basis. Children under the age of 10 are more at risk for dog bites than any other age group, followed by senior citizens. Overall, there are more than 4.7 million injuries from dog bites each year, with at least 800,000 of those injuries necessitating medical treatment. Most individuals who are bitten by dogs that are familiar to them. As a result, you simply cannot afford to leave a child unsupervised around a dog, even if your child knows a dog well.
If a dog bite or another type of animal bite causes injuries to you or a loved one, you should immediately seek medical treatment. Do not hesitate to call 911 and do not wait until later on to be treated for your injuries. If you are able to do so, you should call the police and make a report, get contact information for any witnesses that saw the attack occur, and photograph the dog that caused the injuries. If you are unable to photograph the dog, then write down a clear description of the dog, how the attack occurred, and any other details that you can remember, such as the address where the attack occurred, the name of the dog, or the name of the dog’s owner. These are all important steps to take in the event that you have a valid personal injury claim from injuries sustained from the dog or animal attack.
If you or a loved one suffers serious injuries from a dog bite, an animal bite, or another type of incident, you may be entitled to compensation from the party or parties who are responsible for the accident that led to those injuries. In order to develop your claim for damages, we must determine which party or entity was at fault for the accident, acted in a negligent or reckless manner, or otherwise acted in a manner that caused death or injury to your loved one. At Boller & Vaughan, our Madison personal injury lawyers can help you with this inquiry and carefully guide you through any personal injury or wrongful death claims that you may have against various responsible parties. Please contact us for your free consultation.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.