Territoriality, perceived threat, aggressive training and, sadly, abuse can turn man’s best friend into an enemy. A vicious dog attack can affect your life gravely, including causing severe, sometimes fatal, injury and loss of work. An attack is oftentimes the result of a negligent owner. If you are bitten by such an animal, a dog bite attorney from Milwaukee law firm Carlson, Blau & Clemens SC can help you pursue compensation for your damages under premises liability statutes.
The injury alone will leave enough of a scar, but the psychological trauma can be even more damaging. You may develop an unhealthy fear of animals, and you may be left so maimed and dismembered that your appearance is severely altered. This, too, can hurt you emotionally, and a dog bite lawyer can help you make your body, mind and spirit whole and healthy again.
There is more to a bite than abrasions and lacerations. A larger canine can literally break your bones if it chomps down hard enough. A deep wound can result in cellulitis and tissue loss, not to mention the possibility of contracting rabies if an owner did not have the animal properly vaccinated. Helping you determine whether the owner should be held responsible for some or all of the harm inflicted upon you is what a dog bite attorney does. He or she can assess the facts surrounding the incident and help you pursue compensation.
Carlson, Blau & Clemens SC has a personal injury lawyer well versed in premises liability law, including the statute written to protect you from a vicious dog attack. We’ve worked with Milwaukee residents for 36 years, and we can also help you if you live in Brookfield, Waukesha, West Allis, Wauwatosa and Greenfield. Call us today at 414-342-1000 to speak with a lawyer.