Everyone would like to believe that dogs and cats are friendly and harmless. Unfortunately, this is not true. Every year, thousands of people, most commonly children, suffer injuries from animal bites that can cause:
If you or a loved one has been bitten by an animal belonging to someone else, you should not suffer because of this pet owner negligence.
At The Law Offices of John V. O’Connor, we have helped many people who have been seriously injured by dog and cat bites. We understand the physical and emotional pain these attacks cause and we will fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to. John O’Connor has more than 35 years of experience and is a well-respected lawyer in our community for his honesty, dedication, and ethical practice. If he makes a promise, not only will he put it in writing, he will keep that promise.
Wisconsin does not have a “first bite” rule. A dog is not allowed an excuse if it attacks someone unless that person is trespassing on its territory illegally, in which case it is considered to be doing its job. Children under the age of 7 are never considered to be at fault if they are bitten by an animal because they are not responsible for their own actions, even if they were directly influencing the animal’s behavior.
Every pet owner is responsible for his or her own pet and can be held accountable if he or she is negligent in controlling it. If an animal has bitten a person more than once, the pet owner may be liable for double or triple damages because of the animal’s history.
We will research the animal’s past, consult any witnesses to the attack, and vigorously pursue justice for you. Our track record of success speaks for itself. Call for a FREE Consultation 262-671-1685