BIT IN FACE BY DOG MN ATTORNEY – DOG BITE DOG ATTACK LAWYERS
Our dog bite lawyers have represented many people bitten by a dog in MN and probably half of the time the dog bit the person in the face. We recover lost wages, medical bills, compensation for future treatment including plastic surgery, and compensation for lasting scars or disfigurement. A dog bite injury can be very serious. The photo below is of a woman who was bitten in the nose by a dog. Minnesota Law holds a dog owner strictly liable for any injury caused by the dog unless the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing. This means, for example, the dog owner can’t claim he didn’t know the dog would bite or the victim should not have gotten so close to the dog.
This dog bite victim was actually lucky the attack did not injure her eye. Even so, she had to undergo reconstructive surgery because of the dog bite to her face. Many of the cases our best dog bite attorneys have handed in MN involve a dog that has just bitten for the first time. Sadly, it is most often a child bit by a dog, and because children are often on the ground with the dog, the bite is often in the face. The statute of limitations to sue the owner for a dog bite case is generally 6 years in Minnesota. However, for a child, the statute of limitations is extended until the child’s nineteenth birthday if the bite occurred more than six years ago. A personal injury dog bite lawyer recently represented an 18 year old who was bitten when he was 3 years old. His nineteenth birthday was approaching, so we had to start the lawsuit immediately.
A dog does not have to bite someone to injure them. The law in Minnesota is that the dog owner is responsible if their dog bites or injures another person. Our dog bite personal injury lawyers have represented many people in MN cases who have been injured by a dog but were not bitten. For example, we had a case where a dog caused a traffic accident and we successfully recovered against the dog owner because the owner should have had the dog on a leash or chain in the yard. A top personal injury dog bite attorney had a case where a dog pushed a client off her bicycle or knocked our client down the stairs causing a serious injury.
If you have been bitten in the face or injured by a dog in Minnesota, call our office and speak with one of our experienced dog bite lawyers as soon as possible. It is frequently important to conduct an investigation into the incident, which the police may or may not do adequately. A dog bite lawyer will provide you with a free initial consultation and we will advise you of your rights. We have more than 25 years’ experience successfully getting fair compensation for people who have been injured by a dog or a dog bit them. Pam Rochlin is a former Partner at Meshbesher & Spence and will provide personal attention for your case. She was the 2015 president of the Minnesota Women Lawyers association. David Rochlin is the former chair of the Minnesota State Bar Association Solo Small Firm Section and has more than 25 years’ experience helping people resolve their legal disputes through negotiation and litigation.
You can meet with a top rated personal injury dog bite attorney for a free consultation at our offices in Minneapolis, Edina, St Louis Park, and Woodbury. A dog attack lawyer will also come to your home to meet with you in St. Paul, Maplewood, Roseville MN, Forest Lake, Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Rogers MN, Chanhassen, Albert Lea, Mankato, and other cities throughout Minnesota.