Many people in the United States keep some kind of pet in the home. For some, there is a desire to own a unique pet that will set them apart from others in the neighborhood. One way to achieve this goal is to acquire an exotic pet. They are often portrayed as lovable companions in movies or television shows, however, exotic animals have not undergone the same lengthy domestication of some other species and may not be ideal pets. Owners can form attachments to these animals, and often deny the fact that their pet may harm them or another individual, but unfortunately, exotic pet attacks are a common incident.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of an attack by an exotic pet due to owner negligence, contact the Wausau personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874. Our skilled and experienced legal team may be able to help you to gain financial compensation for damages that you have sustained as a result of an exotic animal attack.
There are many ways that wild animals can harm humans. These can range from a mild scratch to a mangled limb, small sting, or poisoning. Exotic pets with claws, talons, beaks, sharp teeth, or spikes could potentially puncture or lacerate their owners or anyone in close proximity to the animal. Some reptiles and amphibians carry salmonella, a kind of bacteria that can lead to severe gastrointestinal complications. Any and all of these injuries and illnesses could lead to further ailments and in the most severe cases, death.
If you have been attacked by an exotic pet because of the careless behavior of another individual, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills and emotional distress. Contact the Wausau personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, to speak to one of their experienced attorneys about your options for holding the responsible party liable for your suffering.