Dog Bites

Milwaukee Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

Fighting to Recover Damages for Dog Bite Victims

In Wisconsin, dog owners are legally responsible for the damages their dogs cause by biting a person, attacking another domestic animal, or destroying property. The duty imposed upon pet owners is based on the theory of strict liability, which makes pet owners legally responsible for a bite or attack even if the owner did nothing wrong.

Wisconsin law also provides that, in the event the pet owners knew the dog or animal was dangerous, the owner may be liable for two times the full amount of recoverable damages. If you have been injured by a dog bite or animal attack, contact the experienced Milwaukee personal injury attorneys of Samster, Konkel & Safran today.

Please note the statutes of limitation may bar recovery of damages if legal action is taken after the statutorily prescribed time period. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help!

Fatal Dog Attacks by Breed

Dog bites are more common than you may think. According to Dog Bite Law, the number of fatalities from dog bites was recorded at 36 deaths in 2018*. Samster Konkel & Safran have the knowledge and experience you need to determine which breeds may pose the most threat to you and your family:

  • Pit bull terriers: Pit bulls can pose a danger to society when they are improperly raised. For example, pit bulls have a history of being bred to be fighting dogs. Pit bulls use a bite and shake attack on their target, which can cause immense tissue and muscle damage. Pit bulls are known to attack unexpectedly and without any seeming aggravation. Many pit bull dog bite victims have stated that they never saw the dog attack coming.
  • Multi-breed: When the death of one human is caused by multiple dogs of different breeds, this is considered to be a “multi-breed” attack.
  • Rottweiler: Rottweilers are powerful dogs that can be dangerous if not properly trained. This breed of dog has a protective personality which can sometimes lead to aggression.

If you have been attacked by a dog, our attorneys can help. We have protected the rights of Milwaukee’s injured for 40+ years. Contact our dog bite injury lawyers at Samster Konkel & Safran by calling (414) 455-1639 today. Free consultation available.

* Source: https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2018.php

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