Guess who started the fight? Linda Spice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel recently wrote an article about a pit bull that attacked a golden retriever in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The pit bull’s owner was dragged across the street as the dog ran at two golden retrievers and their owner. The police were at the scene almost immediately and shot the pit bull.
This brings up an interesting question. In Wisconsin, the law states that if a dog bites and previously caused injury to person or property then the dog’s owner is liable for double the damages caused by the dog bite.
If this pit bull had bit the golden retriever and then almost immediately afterwards the owner of the golden retriever would double damages apply?
If you are in this situation it’s important to hire an attorney that deals with these situations. I’d be happy to help.