Many of us have been bitten by a dog at some point in our lives. In certain cases, the canine’s bark is worse than the bite, but not always. Dog bite injuries can be physiological and emotional, especially when the victim is a child. In dog bite cases, Minnesota law imposes strict liability, meaning that the dog owner is responsible for harm caused by their dog. In strict liability cases, it doesn’t matter if the owner knew (or should have known) that the dog was dangerous, and it doesn’t matter if the dog had no history of bites. This is good news for dog bite victims and their families, but it is important to seek the advice of a lawyer as soon as possible if you think you have a case.
Is A Lawsuit Worth Pursuing? We Can Help You Decide.
At Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., in Rochester and Bloomington, Minnesota, we are not new to personal injury cases. For years, we have advocated for the rights of victims, including many children who were injured because of the irresponsibility of others. We can help you understand if a lawsuit is worth pursuing. We can help you address issues like:
- Concerns about facial scarring and other permanent damage
- The possibility of the need for surgery in the future
- Trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and a fear of dogs
- Breeds that are considered safe (Hint: Any type of dog can injure a person.)
- Worries about suing a neighbor
Even if you are not sure you have a case, it pays to have a conversation with an experienced attorney.
Get Your Questions Answered | No Charge For The Consultation
Contact Bird, Stevens & Borgen, P.C., for a free consultation regarding your dog bite case. Our attorneys can advise you regarding your legal rights. There is no obligation or expense. Call our Rochester office at 507-218-2392 or our Bloomington office at 952-209-9978.