EMOTIONAL DISTRESS FROM DOG/BITE ATTACK – MN INJURY COMPENSATION LAWYERS
Our dog bite attorneys have handled hundreds of dog bite cases throughout Minnesota. Much of our focus is on getting our clients compensation for their physical injuries. For example, medical bills and compensation for permanent scars. However, we also frequently have cases where our client has real emotional problems as a result of the dog bite/attack. Sometimes the fear and emotional distress goes away on its own. However, sometimes our client needs to see a mental health professional.
Courts and juries are generally skeptical of emotional distress claims in any injury case, but our dog bite lawyers have found that PTSD or emotional distress can be a real problem after you have been attacked by a dog. In many cases, we have had clients who were afraid or had anxiety around dogs after being attacked by a dog.
Additionally, we also sometimes have clients who become nervous to even go outside at all after a dog bite. This is particularly likely when the dog bite occurred while our client was just out walking or doing something outside. Cases where the dog comes out of nowhere to attack someone, e.g. get off of a leash or out of the owner’s yard, seem to be the worst. That uncertainty and unexpected violation of safety can leave a person with lasting anxiety of simply going outside.
EMOTIONAL DISTRESS PTSD DOG ATTACK MN ATTORNEYS
If you or a family member have been bitten by a dog or injured because of a dog attack in MN, call us and speak with a best attorney for a free consultation. Our dog bite lawyers have more than 25 years’ experience representing people in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and throughout the state. A lawyer will discuss your dog bite case with you, explain your rights, and make sure you get all the compensation you are entitled to.