DOG BITE LAWYER MINNEAPOLIS – DOG ATTACK INJURY ATTORNEYS
Our dog bite lawyers have represented many people bitten or injured by a dog in Minneapolis MN. Minnesota Law holds a dog owner strictly liable for any injury caused by the dog unless the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing. Our injury attorneys recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for future treatment including plastic surgery. In addition, there will be compensation for lasting scars or disfigurement because of a dog attack. A dog bite injury can be very serious for the person who was attacked. Here is a photo of a lady who was bitten in the nose by a dog.
This unfortunate woman was actually lucky that the dog did not injure her eye in the attack. Even so, she had to undergo facial reconstructive surgery because of the dog bite. Many of the Minneapolis cases our dog bite attorneys handle involve a dog that has never bitten someone before. 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.
HOW LONG TO SUE FOR DOG BITE
The statute of limitations 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 earlier. A dog bite lawyer in our office recently represented an 18 year old in Minneapolis 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 top dog bite lawyers in Minneapolis have represented many people who have been injured by a dog but were not bitten. For example, where a dog pushed our client down the stairs or knocked a client off of her bicycle. Our top dog injury attorney also had a case near Minneapolis 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 chained in the yard.
BIT BY DOG IN MINNEAPOLIS MN ATTORNEYS
If you have been bitten or attacked by a dog in Minneapolis, call our office and speak with a dog bite lawyer 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 attorney will provide you with a free initial consultation and we will advise you of your rights. You can meet with a dog bite lawyer at our Minneapolis office. One of our lawyers can also come to your house (or meet by Zoom) in Minneapolis or anywhere in MN to discuss your dog bite or dog injury case.
We have more than 25 years’ experience successfully getting compensation for many people who have been injured by a dog or have been bitten. 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 a 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.