Appleton Dog Bite Lawyer
While often referred to as “man’s best friend,” dogs are powerful animals with the potential to injure seriously. Millions of people suffer from dog attacks every year, with many victims requiring medical attention.
At Lindner Law, LLC, our personal injury team understands the significant threat that an aggressive dog poses to your health and to the health of those you love. If you were bitten by a dog in Appleton, Milwaukee or elsewhere in Wisconsin, contact our team at 920-335-1342 to discuss your legal options.
Children Are Often The Victim Of Serious Dog Bites
Children are drawn to dogs. Unfortunately, this can quickly become dangerous if the dog is startled, skittish or aggressive. Due to their smaller size, a child’s face and neck are often even with the dog’s mouth. This puts them at greater risk for serious facial injuries.
Under Wisconsin law, children under the age of seven cannot be held responsible for negligence. Therefore, the dog’s owner cannot claim that the child provoked the dog into attacking. Children over the age of seven may be found at least partially responsible for the incident. Our experienced Appleton dog bite attorneys will thoroughly investigate the attack to establish fault and to help your family recover maximum compensation. Not only are these incidents physically dangerous, but they can also result in long-term emotional trauma to the child.
We have recovered damages for many Wisconsin families whose children suffered from dog bites. Visit our Case Results page or view the settlements listed below to read more about our cases.
Who Is Liable After An Appleton Dog Bite Injury?
In Wisconsin, a dog’s owner is strictly liable for any injuries that their dog inflicts. However, if the dog bite victim is found partially responsible for the incident, comparative negligence may act to reduce the amount of compensation that you can collect. An experienced dog bite attorney can maximize your recovery by defeating the insurance company’s comparative negligence arguments.
Wisconsin laws protect the public from dogs that are a known threat. If the owner is aware of a previous attack that resulted in permanent scarring or disfigurement, the owner is liable for two times of the victim’s full damages.
Our team has more than four decades of combined personal injury experience. We know how to conduct an in-depth investigation to strengthen your claim, including:
- Obtaining records of the dog’s past bites from government agencies
- Interviewing neighbors about the dog’s behavior and past
- Investigating whether the dog was properly tethered and restrained
- Consulting with medical professionals about the extent of your injuries
- Contesting insurance companies that may attempt to fault you for the attack
$300,000 Settlement – Child attacked by dog
Policy limits 1 ½-year-old child mauled by Rottweiler.
$300,000 Settlement – Mom and child attacked by dogs
Policy limits obtained for mom and child attacked by two Rottweilers at a bus stop.
$225,000 Settlement – in Dog Bite Case
Woman bitten on the nose requiring reconstructive surgery.
$112,500 Settlement – Woman attacked by dog on arm
Woman attacked by dog while at tavern, suffers left arm scarring and PTSD.
$77,500 Settlement – Child attacked by dog – face injury
3 ½-year-old bitten in face by German Shepherd while playing in her front yard.
$75,000 Settlement – Woman attacked by dog – leg injury
27-year-old bitten in left upper thigh while jogging; initially offered $4,478.51.
$60,000 Settlement – Man injured in dog chase
Man crashes bicycle and injures knee trying to evade menacing dog.
$53,000 Settlement – Woman attacked by dog – leg injury
Woman bitten in leg by German Shepherd in Oconto County.
$41,700 Settlement – Child attacked by dog – face injury
2 ½-year-old bitten in the left cheek while at restaurant’s outside dining area.
$35,000 Settlement – Woman attacked by dog – leg injury
Unsupervised dog plowed into woman’s right leg causing injury.
$33,750 Settlement – Child attacked by dog
A dog bit a young child while at grandmother’s house, suffers nightmares.
$27,200 Settlement – Male attacked by dog – arm injury
Client suffered bites to his right arm and left hand.
$15,000 settlement attacked by dog – ankle injury
Plaintiff was walking down alleyway, bitten in the right ankle.
Female & male clients attacked by dog
Elderly couple injured while trying to protect their small dog from an attacking Pitbull.
Male client attacked by dog
Plaintiff attacked by dog, counseling needed for psychological injuries and sleep issues.
Female client attacked by dog – hand injury
Oneida County Settlement – neighbor’s dog wandered next door, attacked client’s dog, bit the client in her hand as she was trying to pry the attacking dog off of her dog. In addition to physical injuries, the bloody aftermath caused emotional trauma for client.
Female client attacked by dog – leg injury
Plaintiff was walking up driveway, bitten in leg by neighbor’s dog.
Schedule A Free Initial Consultation At Our Appleton Office
If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, we invite you to speak with our team during a free initial case consultation. Call our Appleton office at 920-335-1342 or 414-488-6870 or 888-217-1625 or contact Lindner Law, LLC, online.
We serve clients throughout the Fox Valley and across Wisconsin. If you are unable to travel to our office, we can travel to you.