Double Damages for Dog Bite Cases

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Last week a Wauwatosa woman was attacked by a dog with a violent history. The dog caused serious injury to the woman’s ankle. In May of 2009 the same dog attacked a toddler, biting him in the face. The story can be found here.
In a personal injury cases involving a dog bite, evidence of prior incidents regarding the same dog can not only be one of the most important pieces of evidence to prove that the owner is liable for the victims injuries, but according to Wisconsin law, it can mean that the victim is entitled to twice the amount of actual damages. Wisconsin Statute 174.02 states that an owner of a dog who was notified or knew that the dog had previously injured a person is liable for two times the amount of damages.
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