January 26, 2021

What if the dog hadn’t been previously aggressive?

Wisconsin’s dog bite law is a strict liability statute, meaning that the dog owner is liable for the bite simply because they owned the dog at the time of the incident, even if their dog had not previously been aggressive and was properly contained. Proving negligence is not required.

If the dog had previously been aggressive, the owner may be required to pay double the damages under Wisconsin Law.

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