DELIVERY PERSON BIT/ATTACKED BY DOG ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION
Minnesota law holds the owner strictly liable if their dog bites or injures someone. The only exceptions to this are if the person who was attacked or bitten was trespassing on the property or provoked the dog.
A dog bite lawyer in our office got a call today from a dog owner. The dog owner felt he should not be responsible after his dog bit an Amazon delivery person, because he had posted a “beware of dog” sign. The owner of the dog believed the delivery person should then be more careful and is taking his chances when he goes on the property to deliver the package.
Minnesota law definitely does not support that dog owner’s position. The delivery person was not trespassing – the owner requested the package to be delivered to her house. And the delivery person did not provoke the dog – he was just minding his own business and delivering the package. Therefore, the dog owner is absolutely responsible if the dog attacks or bites the person in MN.
Of course it’s also sad that the dog owner felt that way to begin with. The dog owner ordered the package and asked to have it delivered to his house. He knew the package was coming. Why not lock the dog in the house or keep it on a chain away from the door?
DOG BITE ATTORNEYS MN
Our lawyers have had many cases where the dog owner tries to avoid responsibility after their dog attacks or bites someone, but the dog owner rarely gets away with it. If were attacked or injured by a dog while you were making a delivery, call us and speak with a lawyer for a free consultation. We will explain your rights to you and make sure you are fairly compensated by the dog owner’s homeowners insurance in additional to your companies workers compensation coverage. Our attorneys have 25 years’ experience with hundreds of dog bite/dog attack cases throughout Minnesota.