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Attorney Jeff Zarzynski

Jeffrey P. Zarzynski

Personal Injury Division Accidents Involving Animals
  • Thirty Plus Years of Experience
  • Wisconsin Super Lawyer
  • Earned Millions For Wisconsin Accident Victims
  • "Your full recovery is the only thing you need to worry about, we'll take care of everything else."

Accidents Involving Pets

When you have been injured by another person's animal, including by bite, scratch, or other, you have a right to compensation for your injuries. You will need a "Go To" Lawyer to help you figure out what to do next, including:

Determine Animal Ownership

In order to know who to submit your claim to, it will be important to know who the actual owner of the animal is. This can be accomplished by checking licensing and veterinary records.

Obtain/File Necessary Reports

If a report has not already been filed with Animal Control, it will be necessary to do so. It is also necessary to check with Animal Control to see if the offending animal has caused injury to another person in the past. You may be eligible to receive "double damages" pursuant to Wisconsin state law if it has been officially documented that the animal has caused injury previously.

Obtaining Witness Statements

When you've by an animal, it is very important that you obtain the names and contact information of anyone who may have seen the injury occur, or could be witness to the manner in which the animal owner has control over their pet. We will thoroughly investigate the accident and obtain the necessary written or recorded statements of any witnesses to help support your claims.

Navigate Injury Insurance Claims Process

The insurance claims process is a matter of proper documentation of injury and financial loss. Medical records help document matters, but are usually not enough. We are experienced with the types of proof your damage claim will require.

Understand this, all insurance companies know their rights and know how to challenge your claim. The aggressive and experienced representation you will receive from Schiro & Zarzynski will put you at an advantage, not just on an equal footing.

Coordination of health insurance with automobile insurance can also be most confusing. Your health insurance may have a right to be reimbursed if it pays health benefits for an injury caused by someone else. Proper dialogue and communication with these companies is important during your rehabilitation period. Once again, our staff will handle these responsibilities for you.

All injury claims are handled on a contingency fee basis, without any advance costs to you.