You may have read my previous posts about dog bites/attacks. Here’s a link about a case I handled for a victim of a pit bull attack.
This case involved an interesting issue regarding Wisconsin’s Dob Bite Law. As you probably know, in Wisconsin if a dog previously causes injury or property damage then all subsequent recoveries are doubled. But, what exactly is damage? Is a hole in someone’s jeans damage? How about a dog pulling at someone’s jeans without a hole?
It was a unique case and, like usual, the at-fault insurance company blamed the victim for bending down to pet the dog! The jury didn’t buy their argument.
FYI: The juries verdict was actually about $18,375 which included costs awarded by the court and taxed against the at fault insurance company.