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Smith Law Offices

-Personal Injury Law-

Licensed in Wisconsin & Illinois

Dog Bite Attacks

Dog bite attack cases are generally governed by statute, meaning that the state legislatures in Illinois and Wisconsin have enacted laws that direct how the courts are supposed to treat liability and damages for such claims.

DOG BITE ATTACKS

In both Illinois and Wisconsin, ‘strict liability’ applies – if a dog bites somebody, the owner or keeper of the animal is conclusively responsible for the injured party’s damages unless they can prove that the injured party provoked the animal in some way. Also pursuant to statute, if the dog had a history of violent attacks and the owner or keeper is aware, punitive damages may be available which can double or triple a recovery.

Dog bite attack injuries can be especially gruesome. The scarring, disfigurement, and impairment that result can inflict emotional trauma long after the wounds have healed, particularly where small children are involved. If you or a loved one has suffered this kind of personal injury, hiring counsel is the best way to ensure you receive fair value for these complex damages claims. Call Alexander J. Smith Law offices today.

Testimony 1

"Mr. Smith has been excellent by ensuring my claim was handled in an efficient manor. I would recommend his services to anyone who has been injured."

Jon M, Personal Injury Client

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Jon M, Personal Injury Client

"Mr. Smith has been excellent by ensuring my claim was handled in an efficient manor. I would recommend his services to anyone who has been injured."

Testimony 2

"I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done. I really appreciate your professionalism, expertise and kindness. I put my trust in you and you did not let me down. I would highly recommend you. I hope that I do not need a personal injury attorney again, but if I do, I would definitely choose you!"

Michele H, Personal Injury Client

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Michele H, Personal Injury Client

"I just wanted to thank you for all that you have done. I really appreciate your professionalism, expertise and kindness. I put my trust in you and you did not let me down. I would highly recommend you. I hope that I do not need a personal injury attorney again, but if I do, I would definitely choose you!"
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Janesville

1613 Newman St.
Janesville, WI 53545
608-237-7035

Beloit

2225 Cranston Rd., Ste. 102
Beloit, WI 53511
608-237-7035

Roscoe / Rockford

11447 Second St., Ste. 5
Roscoe, IL 61073
815-243-9686

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Smith Law Offices is dedicated to helping injured people and their families in Wisconsin and Illinois:

  • Janesville, WI
  • Beloit, Wi
  • Evansville, Wi
  • Delavan, Wi
  • Walworth, Wi
  • Roscoe, Il
  • South Beloit, Il
  • Rockton, Il
  • Machesney Park, Il
  • Loves Park, Il
  • Rockford, Il

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