Holding Dog Owners Accountable For Their Pet’s Behavior
Minnesota does not give dogs “one free bite.” Pet owners (and their homeowners or renters insurance companies) are responsible for all injuries caused by their dogs, even if their dog had never injured anyone before.
While dog bites may not always cause serious injury, every bite leaves a physical or emotional scar. Small children who are bitten by even the smallest dog often grow up in fear of them. A serious bite to the face can require multiple surgeries. A serious bite to the hand or leg can mean lasting injuries to the tendons and ligaments, long after the skin has scarred over.
If You Didn’t Deserve To Be Bitten, Get Legal Help
Dogs bite for a variety of reasons, often out of unfounded fear that they or their owners are being threatened. An innocent movement toward or near them may trigger their defensive or aggressive instincts. Any breed can bite and any breed can cause a serious and permanent injury.
If you or your child has suffered a serious dog bite, don’t negotiate a settlement with the dog owner or their insurance company. Once you agree to a settlement, even informally, you are likely giving up your right to seek additional money through the courts, even if the bite requires further medical treatment or causes more harm than you initially thought. Get legal help from a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer at Yaeger & Weiner Law, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
You May Know The Owner And Are Afraid Of Damaging Your Relationship
Many victims of animal attacks are friends, relatives or neighbors of the dog owner. People are often afraid of making a claim because of the damage it can do to the personal relationship. Our attorneys will negotiate in good conscience and seek to find a solution based on the dog owner’s homeowners or renters insurance. In most cases, the amount of the settlement you need and deserve will have minimal consequences on their personal financial circumstances.
Call The Doctor, Then Call Our Dog Bite Injury Attorneys
After a dog bite, get the medical treatment you need and continue to follow your doctor’s treatment plan. Contact us to schedule an opportunity to meet with one of our lawyers to discuss your legal options. Call 612-345-8002 or send an email explaining your circumstances.