Dog Bites

Dog Bite Injury Attorney in Minnesota

"Man's best friend" can be your worst enemy. People have dogs for many reasons, and most owners are very responsible in managing their dogs. But even a well-behaved dog can attack when it feels threatened or is afraid.

Bitten, Mauled or Attacked by a Dog in Minnesota?

Being bitten or attacked by a dog or other animal is very frightening. An attack can leave a victim not only severely injured, but also traumatized. Oftentimes dog bite victims are left with both physical and emotional scars.

Minnesota Dog Bite Law Is Clear And Favors Victims

Minnesota has a strict liability dog bite statute. That means that it is not necessary to prove the owner or person harboring the dog acted negligently. As a result, Minnesota dog bite law is quite favorable to dog bite victims. It covers both bites and other injuries, and applies not only to the owner of the attacking dog but also to the person who harbors or keeps the dog.

As the victim of a dog bite, the law is clearly on your side. The Minnesota Dog Bite Statute (below) is written to protect the innocent from dog attacks.

347.22 Damages, Owner Liable

If a dog, without provocation, attacks or injures any person who is acting peaceably in any place where the person may lawfully be, the owner of the dog is liable in damages to the person so attacked or injured to the full amount of the injury sustained. The term "owner" includes any person harboring or keeping a dog but the owner shall be primarily liable. The term "dog" includes both male and female of the canine species.

Dog Bites And Animal Attacks – Not The Time For Minnesota Nice

You did not ask to be bitten by a dog. Our experience allows us to reassure them that, in most cases, caring dog owners will be glad to know that medical costs are covered for the dog bite victim.

You are not "Suing" anyone. You are Simply Filing an Insurance Claim.


Filing an Insurance Claim is not the Same as "Suing"

Sometimes people tell us that they don't want to "sue" a friend or family member after a dog has bitten their child. "Suing the dog owner" is not as accurate a description of the legal remedy as is "filing an insurance claim." Dog owners whose pets have caused harm to someone else are usually relieved to learn that plastic surgery and psychological counseling are available for a traumatized dog bite victim.

Dog Bite Victims Get Fast Results From Expert Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or a loved one is attacked by a dog, Bennerotte & Associates, P.A., can help you get the proper compensation and coverage for medical bills. What a specific case is worth depends on the severity of the dog bite injury and the amount of initial and future medical care needed. As a dog bite victim, you are entitled to:

  1. Medical attention for all injuries
  2. Current and future medical care expenses reimbursement
  3. Loss of earnings recovery
  4. Pain, suffering and emotional distress compensation
  5. If necessary, psychological counseling due to attack and injury trauma

Have your dog bite case reviewed by an attorney without cost or obligation.


Do you have a Dog Bite Injury Case?

Do not delay after you or your child has been bitten by a dog and suffered serious injuries as a result. Talk to a lawyer at Bennerotte & Associates, P.A. Call us at 651-587-8423 to set up a free, confidential consultation. You may also contact us with our online form.

Do you have a Dog Bite Injury Case?

Do not delay after you or your child has been bitten by a dog and suffered serious injuries as a result. Talk to a lawyer at Bennerotte & Associates, P.A. Call us at 651-587-8423 to set up a free, confidential consultation.

Call 651-587-8423 or contact us online today.

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If you have been injured, do not accept any payment or sign anything for the insurance company until you have had an independent attorney review your case free of charge.

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