Seeking Recovery For Dog Bite Victims

A dog bite can produce painful wounds and psychological trauma, especially when the victim is a child. If you or your child was injured by someone else’s dog, you may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, permanent injury, and other damages. Our firm can help you pursue this compensation.

We offer a free consultation when you are ready to get started. Call our office at 715-598-2761 to make an appointment.

Highly Experienced With Animal Attacks And Bites

At Hertel Law, S.C., in Eau Claire, our lawyer represents injured people and their families in personal injury cases related to dog bites. We help our clients obtain maximum compensation and the best possible medical treatment. Equipped with Chippewa Valley practice experience dating to 1976, we can provide guidance to you and your family if your dog bite case involves:

  • Puncture wounds or skin lacerations
  • A child who was bitten by a neighbor’s pet, a family member’s dog or any other animal
  • Facial injuries or other wounds requiring surgery, now or in the future
  • A dog that chased a vehicle, causing an accident
  • A dog that bit someone else in the past — possibly leading to a doubling of damages

In Wisconsin, dog owners are responsible for the behavior of their animals — from a legal standpoint, this is referred to as strict liability.

Let Us Deal With The Insurance Company

If you or your child was injured by someone else’s animal, representatives of the pet owner’s insurance company (usually their homeowners insurance carrier) may try to offer you a small settlement, get you to sign papers or ask you for recorded statements. We tell our clients not to do any of those things until they talk to a lawyer.

If you or a family member is thinking about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, you will benefit from having an attorney who understands insurance company tricks and tactics — and who will fight for you and your family. At Hertel Law, S.C., we are here to work for you.

Get Started With A Free Consultation

If you have questions about dog bites in Eau Claire or elsewhere in Wisconsin, we can help you get answers. For a free consultation, call our Eau Claire office at 715-598-2761 or contact us online to make an appointment.


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