Last week, we discussed how an animal bite can affect you. There is one very serious complication that can occur that anyone who has been bitten by any animal might consider. This complication is rabies. Rabies can be carried and transmitted by a variety of animals. Our readers in Wisconsin should understand some of the basics of rabies.
We have previously discussed cases that involve animals biting humans. Not too long ago, we discussed the case of the man in Lowe's who was bitten in the face by a snake. We have also discussed dog bites and cat bites. Our Wisconsin readers probably know that animal bites can be very serious. One issue that is possible with animal bites is infection. Knowing about what leads to animal bite infections might interest our readers.
When you decide to do a remodeling job on your home, you might head to the home improvement store to look at different items and decide what you want. If you are shopping for kitchen cabinets or bathroom cabinets, you will probably open up those cabinets to see the inside. Imagine if you opened up one of those cabinets and a snake jumped out at you. That is what happened to one man when he went to Lowe's Home Improvement Center.
Readers of our blog know that we are firm advocates for the rights of people who were injured in an accident caused by someone else's negligence. In last week's blog post, we discussed animal bites and how it is important to determine which party you should seek compensation from if you are bitten by an animal. That is only the first part of a personal injury case in Wisconsin.
In a few of our blog posts, we have covered the subject of animal bite injuries. When a person gets injured by an animal, there are usually medical expenses associated with the cost of treating the animal bite. Even in the case of other animal attacks, such as cat scratches, there are costs of treating the injury. That brings up the question about who is responsible for paying for those costs when the attack is done by a pet.
When most people think of injuries caused by animal bites, they automatically think of dog bites. While it is true that dog bites are serious incidents, they aren't the only animals that can bite a person and cause injury. Regardless of the type of animal that bit you, it is important for you to know that you do have the right to seek compensation from the animal's owner so that you aren't the person who is stuck paying the financial cost of the bite.
Wisconsin residents must know that local laws have put quarantine requirements on animals who bite people. This goes for both cats and dogs. An understanding of how these laws work and how the quarantine must be carried out can help residents know what to do after an animal bite. Furthermore, knowing the local dog bite laws can help those who have been bitten know what rights they have, especially if the laws were not being followed at the time of the animal attack.
When most people think of animal bites, they think of dog bites. A recent study by the Mayo Clinic might change that thinking a little. The study says that a hospital stay might result from a cat bite on the hand. According to the study, one out of three people who got treatment for a cat bite on the hand were hospitalized.
A recent Wisconsin case decided by the District II Court of Appeals held that a person can be found strictly liable for a dog bite, even when they don't live with the animal. This decision is in line with a prior case from the state Supreme Court.
Cases involving dog bites are often complicated, especially when the dog is roaming loose in public or when the owner cannot be identified. The Menasha police are asking for the public's help in identifying a dog that bit a woman and whose owner has not yet been identified.The incident occurred near Nicolet Boulevard and Lopas Street when a 42-year-old woman who was walking was bitten on her hand by a dog. The dog is said to be a pit bull mix with black and light brown fur and was being walked by a man in his 30s. The owner was said to be a white man wearing black running pants and an Under Armour jacket. The dog and its owner have not yet been identified, but Menasha police are hoping that someone will recognize the description of the dog or owner and come forward. There is no report on the woman's condition at this time.