Mauled by a Pit Bull, the young girl required skin grafts because of severe and disfiguring bites to her legs. Subsequent reconstructive surgery improved her condition, but the attack had scarred her for life, physically and emotionally. Egelhoff Law Offices settled the case for the dog owner’s insurance policy limit of $300,000.

If you have been bitten by a dog or a member of your family has been attacked, you almost certainly have grounds for a lawsuit for damages. I am Michael Egelhoff, an experienced Wisconsin dog bite lawyer who has helped many families recover maximum compensation in dog bite cases. Based in Wauwatosa, Egelhoff Law Offices represents clients across the greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin area and statewide.

The Truth About Dog Bites in Wisconsin

Many people do not know their rights when an animal attack occurs. These are some important things you should be aware of:

  • Wisconsin is a strict liability state. There is no such thing as “one free bite.” The owner of a dog is responsible for any injuries from a dog bite or dog attack, unless the victim was intentionally taunting the dog or trespassing.
  • It doesn’t have to be a Rottweiler or Pit Bull attack, or a mauling by a “vicious breed.” An attack by any type of dog that requires medical treatment can lead to a viable claim including child scarring or injuries suffered in escaping from an attacking dog.
  • Double damages may apply if the dog has attacked someone before.


Dog bites are typically covered by a homeowner’s insurance policy. However, the insurance company is unlikely to pay the full value of the claim unless the victim has qualified legal counsel. Contact an experienced Wisconsin dog bite lawyer. I offer a free consultation, and can meet you evenings or weekends by appointment.

Milwaukee Pit Bull Attack Attorney
Wisconsin Dog Bite Lawyer

Based in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, the Wisconsin dog bite lawyer at the Egelhoff Law Offices provides dog bite, Pit Bull attack, animal mauling liability, child scarring lawsuit, and Rottweiler attack legal services to victims of personal injury accidents and negligence. Our Wauwatosa attorneys serve the greater Milwaukee area and clients statewide including Brookfield, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Elkhorn, Lake Geneva, Mequon, Menomonee Falls, West Allis, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Elm Grove, Brown Deer, Whitefish Bay, Thiensvile, Germantown, Grafton, Port Washington, Cudahy, St. Francis, New Berlin, Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Milwaukee County, and the surrounding communities.