DOG BITE LAWYERS
Minnesota Law holds a dog owner strictly liable for any injury caused by their dog unless the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing. Our dog bite attorneys have represented many people bitten by a dog. We recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for future treatment including plastic surgery, and compensation for lasting scars or disfigurement. Unfortunately, a dog bite injury can be very serious. Here is a photo of a lady who was bitten in the nose by a dog.
This lady was actually lucky that the dog did not injure her eye. Even so, she had to undergo reconstructive surgery because of the dog bite. Many of the cases our dog bite attorneys have handed involve dogs that have just bitten for the first time. Sadly, it is most often a child bit by a dog, and because children are often on the ground with the dog, the bite is often in the face. The statute of limitations for a dog bite case is generally 6 years in MN. However, for a child the statute of limitations is six years or the child’s nineteenth birthday, whichever comes last. A dog bite lawyer in our office recently represented an 18 year old who was bitten when he was 3 years old. His nineteenth birthday was approaching, so we had to start the lawsuit immediately.
A dog does not have to bite someone to injure them. The law in Minnesota is that the owner is responsible if the dog bites or injures another person. Our dog bite lawyers have represented many people who have been injured by a dog but were not bitten. For example, where a dog knocked our client down the stairs or pushed a client off of her bicycle. We also had a case where a dog caused a traffic accident and we successfully recovered against the dog owner because the owner should have had the dog on a leash or chained in the yard. One type of case our lawyers have worked on many times is where one dog attacks another dog and the owner of the dog being attacked is injured while trying to break up the fight.
If you have been bitten or injured by a dog, call our office and speak with a dog bite attorney as soon as possible. It is frequently important to conduct an investigation into the incident, which the police may or may not do adequately. Our dog bite lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation and we will advise you of your rights. We have more than 25 years’ experience successfully getting fair and complete compensation for many people who have been injured by a dog or have been bitten. Pam Rochlin is a former Partner at Meshbesher & Spence and will provide personal attention for your case. She was the 2015 president of the Minnesota Women Lawyers association. David Rochlin is the former chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Solo Small Firm Section and has more than 25 years’ experience helping people resolve their legal disputes through negotiation and litigation. The initial consultation is free and we never charge anything unless you are compensated for your injury.