Dog Not on Leash Outside Bit Person


We recently came across an 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.

Dog Bite Attorneys MN
Dog Bite Attorneys MN

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 also was put on antibiotics for a week. Of course, she also 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.


If you have been attacked by a dog that should have been 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, lost wages, and additional compensation for pain and suffering and disfigurement. The initial consultation is free, and we never charge anything unless you are compensated.