PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FOR DOG BITE – DOG ATTACK ATTORNEYS
Minnesota Law is strict in holding a dog owner responsible for any injury caused by the dog. The only exceptions are if the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing. Our dog bite personal injury lawyers have represented many people bitten by a dog in MN. We recover medical bills, lost wages, compensation for future treatment including plastic surgery, and compensation for lasting scars or disfigurement. A dog bite injury can be very serious. Here is a photo of a lady who was bitten in the nose by a dog.
This lady was actually lucky that the dog did not injure her eye. Even so, she had to undergo reconstructive surgery because of the dog bite. Many of the cases our MN personal injury dog bite attorneys have handed involve a dog that has just bitten for the first time (there is no exception to dog owner liability even if the dog has never bitten anyone 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. 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 ago. A personal injury dog bite attorney at the Rochlin Law Firm 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 MN is that the owner is responsible if the dog bites or injures another person. Our dog bite personal injury lawyers have represented many people in Minnesota 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 lawyer had a case where a dog knocked our client down the stairs or pushed a client off of her bicycle causing a serious injury.
If you have been bitten or injured by a dog in MN, call our office and speak with a top dog bite personal injury 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. Our best dog bite lawyers 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 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 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 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.