Supreme Court Rules on Dog Bite Case

Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jan 04, 2010 in Dog Bites

The Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld a Court of Appeals ruling that a homeowner who allows  an animal to stay at his or her home can be held legally responsible for any injuries suffered during an attack despite not being the owner of the animal.

The ruling stems from an October 2003 incident when Nancy Seefeldt allowed Walter Waterman and his two dogs to move in to her home. One day Waterman let the dogs out so they could come with him to the store. One of the dogs ran across the street and bit Colleen Pawlowski several times causing puncture wounds and soft tissue damage.

The Supreme Court agreed that Nancy Seefeldt was the keeper of the dogs and can be held legally responsible for the injuries suffered by Pawlowski.

Pitman, Kalkhoff & Sicula is a Wisconsin personal injury law firm handling cases through out the state.  Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented injured people in almost every county. We know Wisconsin.

Back to top