62% of U.S. households include a pet. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that nationwide about 585,000 people are injured, from dog bites every year. About 77% of dog bites are from the pets of family or friends, and 50% of attacks occur on the dog owner’s property. Nearly one in five dog bite attacks requires serious medical attention.
Being assaulted by an aggressive dog can be terrifying experience and the attack can have lifelong consequences for the victim. A large number of dog bite victims are children, and they often sustain the most serious injuries.
Clifford & Raihala understands that scarring and disfigurement are more than physical injuries; they also cause serious emotional pain. If you or a family member has been the victim of an attack by a dangerous pet, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries from the pet’s owner or boarder.
In the state of Wisconsin, pet owners are legally responsible for the behavior of their dogs.