DOGS SHOULD BE KEPT ON LEASH OUTSIDE
We recently saw this internet post discussing the need to leash your dog when you take it outside. Other than an off-leash dog park, this is always good advice. The purpose of the article was actually to discuss dog safety. Without a leash, a dog may run into the road and get hit by a car. However, safety for other people should also be considered. Our dog bite lawyers have represented hundreds of people bitten by a dog. Many of our cases occurred because a dog was let off-leash.
One recent case happened at a park in Edina. A teenage girl was walking her dog on the walking path. Our client was walking the opposite direction. As they approached each other, the dog began to growl at our client. Our client tried to move over to avoid the dog.However, the dog was not on a leash, and it attacked our client.
This incident was completely unnecessary. The dog should have been on a leash. As a result of the attack, our client had to go to the hospital for stiches. She was also put on antibiotics for a week. Of course, she now has a scar on her leg from the bite. In addition, the dog pushed our client and caused her to fall. Fortunately, she was not injured from the fall, but we have had many cases where the person was not so lucky.
DOG BITE ATTACK COMPENSATION LAWYERS
If you have been attacked by a dog that was not on a leash, call us for a free consultation. Our dog bite lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience representing injury victims throughout Minnesota. In most cases, the dog owner will have homeowner’s insurance to pay compensation. Our attorneys will recover your medical bills and lost wages. There will also be additional compensation for pain and suffering and disfigurement. The initial consultation is free, and we never charge anything unless you are compensated.