MINNEAPOLIS DOG BITE LAWYERS – INJURED BY DOG ATTORNEY
Every year, our attorneys represent people who have been bitten by a dog in Minneapolis. Sadly, these many cases occur when a dog bites a child. However, we also frequently cases of dogs biting neighbors, postal workers, and other visitors to the home. In addition to dog bite cases, our top Minneapolis attorneys also handle a surprising number of cases where a dog knocks a person down or injures someone another way.
The primary focus of our injury lawyers in a dog bite or dog attack case in Minneapolis or anywhere in MN, is to make sure our client is fully compensated. This includes getting the medical bills and lost wages of our client are paid by the dog owner’s insurance. It also includes making sure our client receives appropriate compensation for any permanent scaring. When you meet with a best Minneapolis dog bite lawyer at our office, we will answer your questions and make sure your rights are protected. In most cases the compensation come from the dog owner’s homeowners insurance.
PROVING A DOG BITE CASE IN MINNEAPOLIS
The laws in Minnesota are favorable to the victim in cases where a person is bitten or injured by a dog. Basically, the only defense for the dog owner is if the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing at the time of the dog attack. People injured by a dog can even recover if the dog accidentally injures them, e.g. by knocking them down. Therefore, when a Minneapolis dog bite lawyer from our office takes these cases, our investigation always starts with proving there was no provocation or trespassing.
We will get the Minneapolis police and animal control report, and our investigator will interview and get statements from witnesses and the people involved. A dog bite attorney will then focus on documenting the injury from the Minneapolis MN dog attack or dog bite. This means getting good photographs, medical records and bills, doctor reports, and documentation of any lost wages.
INSURANCE FOR DOG BITE – MINNEAPOLIS LAWYER
Generally, when a dog has bitten someone, our attorneys pursue the claim against the homeowner’s insurance of the dog owner. Most homeowners insurance for the dog owner will cover an injury in a dog bite or dog attack, and the dog owner is relieved to be able to fairly compensate the victim. Unfortunately, too often in Minneapolis dog bite cases, and also other cities in MN, our lawyers sometimes run into dog owners renting their home who do not have homeowners insurance.
Occasionally, if the dog attack occurs at another home or because of another person, we are able to bring a claim against another insurance policy. Therefore, very early on in the case, your best dog bite lawyer will make sure the Minneapolis dog owner has homeowner insurance or we determine if there is other insurance that might be available.
MINNEAPOLIS LAWYERS FREE CONSULTATION DOG BITE CASE
If you or your child have been attacked or injured by a dog in Minneapolis, please call us and speak to a lawyer as soon as possible so that we can investigate and start preparing your case. Our dog bite attorneys have more than 25 years’ experience representing people injured by a dog in Minneapolis. We also handle cases in Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Robinsdale, and other areas throughout Minnesota. A lawyer will meet you at our office in Minneapolis to discuss your dog bite case, or we can come to your home. We also frequently meet clients over Zoom.
For more information on national dog bite statistics, see www.dogsbite.org.
To contact Minneapolis Animal Control, see http://www.minneapolismn.gov/animals/
For the Minneapolis ordinance on dangerous dogs, see: http://stmedia.startribune.com/documents/Minneapolis+dangerous+dog+ordinance.pdf