On Thursday afternoon, a worker at a liquor store suffered injuries after a customer's dog dog attacked him. The incident occurred in Menasha, Wisconsin when the victim attempted to load the customer's items into her vehicle and a dog inside attacked him. The Menasha Police Department reported that the dog bite occurred at around 1:30 p.m. on Main Street. The customer fled the scene immediately after the attack. Witnesses claim the dog was a small black lab and the dog’s owner was driving a white van. The victim suffered puncture wounds to his right arm and hand. Police are encouraging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the dog or its owner to contact authorities.
Sustaining a dog bite can be a very frightening ordeal. Laws have been created requiring dog owners to take all appropriate caution to prevent a dog bite from occurring, such as restraining the animal. Dog owners can be held accountable in the event that an attack happens. Premises liability laws hold dog owner’s responsible when their pet causes harm to an individual. Dog bites, slip and fall accidents, drownings, and food poisoning are examples of premises liability accidents. All property owners and dog owners must maintain a safe environment that will not harm others, and in the event that an injury is sustained, the victim may have grounds to file a case.
The St. Louis premises liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled numerous dog bite cases. Our attorneys will investigate your incident, gather all evidence, and fight to hold the dog’s owner responsible for your damages. We will determine if you have grounds to recover compensation for your injuries and will work to obtain the maximum amount available. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog attack, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.