Minnesota Dog Bite or Dog Accidents

In Minnesota, if a dog attacks or injures a person who is in a place where the person may lawfully be, the dog's owner is liable.  Other people, such as a caretaker, can also be at-fault if they were responsible for the dog at the time of the attack. Injuries don't always occur when a dog attacks. In some instances, if a dog jumps and knocks a person over or trips a person, the owner can be found liable. The only defenses to dog bites and injuries are if the injured person was trespassing at the time of the attack or whether the dog was provoked.  It does not matter whether the dog is  an aggressive dog or whether this was the first time the dog attacked someone - if a dog bites or injures a person, the owner is liable. 

The injuries sustained, and the dog bite treatment  necessary to treat the injuries are compensable. Common types of injuries include:

  • Lacerations;

  • Scars;

  • Rabies; or

  • Emotional trauma.

If you, or a loved one, has been bitten or attacked by a dog, contact a Minnesota dog bite lawyer today.  The Dog Bite Statute (or rules) require that a case be brought within a specific time period. Don't wait until it is too late to get the help you deserve. Contact John today for a free consultation.

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