Is It Worth It to Sue or Hire Lawyer for Dog Bite


Our lawyers have represented hundreds of people in dog bite cases. We get new calls from dog bite victims every day. Many callers ask, “is it worth it to sue for a dog bite?” The answer depends on a few things.

The first consideration is what is the extent of the injury. At a minimum, most dog bites result in a trip to the emergency room. In many cases, there is additional medical treatment for rabies shots or future scar surgery. Who pays the medical bills?  In Minnesota, the dog owner is almost always responsible for any injury caused by their dog.

The second consideration is whether the dog owner has insurance. In most cases, the dog owner will have homeowners or renters insurance. Fortunately, homeowners insurance usually covers dog bite injuries. This is a relief to the dog owner and the victim. The dog owner will want to compensate the person who was injured by their dog. They will feel responsible and at least want to pay the medical bills. Also, the person bitten by the dog may know the dog owner and feel bad about making them pay. Homeowner insurance solves this problem for both parties.


If you or a family member have been bitten or injured by a dog, call us for a free consultation.  Our dog bite lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience representing people throughout Minnesota. We will look at the facts of your case and advise you if it makes sense to hire a lawyer. An attorney will answer your questions and make sure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. The initiaion consultation is free. In addition, we never charge anything unless you receive compensation.

Our lawyers represent dog bite victims throughout Minnesota. We can meet you at our offices in Edina, Minneapolis or Woodbury. We can also come to your home or meet over Zoom.