When you are bitten by a dog, we understand that you are hurting not only physically, but emotionally, too. Time and a plastic surgeon can help the physical scars, but how do you recover from the emotional scars? Let us help you. We will fight for justice in your case.
Our lawyers are experts at establishing fault in complex dog bite cases. Contact Minnesota dog bite lawyers and attorneys Steve Terry, Chuck Slane, Rich Ruohonen, or Nate Bjerke, of TSR Injury Law, at 612-TSR-TIME for a free case review. Get results and peace of mind.
Dog Bites and Liberal Minnesota Laws
Compared to other states, the Minnesota dog bite statute is one of the most liberal and that means it is one of the most favorable to dog bite victims. The statute reads:
Minn. Stat. Ann. sec. 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.
It means, if you were bitten by a dog, and you were not trespassing or provoking the dog, the owner’s home or rental insurance is liable for your medical bills, wage loss, and meritorious pain and suffering claim. “Dog bite” covers the actual dog bite as well as covering some dog tripping and chasing if they cause injury.
Additional Dog Bite Topics
- Pit Bull Bite Lawyer
- Dog Bite Statistics
- Dog Bite Prevention
- What To Do After a Dog Bite
- Provocation In Dog Bite Case
- Harboring or Keeping Defined
- Learn About Dog Safety
- Types of Dog Aggression
- Running at Large Defined
- Punitive Damages
Dog Bite Injuries
Each year, 4.7 million people are bitten by feral or domesticated dogs in the U.S. alone. Injuries from dogs and other animals can be severe. They may include:
If a dog attacks a person, its owner is held legally responsible. The only exception to this is if the victim was doing something to provoke the dog, such as hitting it. This is often very difficult to demonstrate in a hearing, however.
Pit Bulls and Vicious Dogs
For some dogs, no amount of training will convince them not to attack when they feel threatened. Pit bulls have an especially bad reputation for aggressive behavior. The breed has become popular with dog fighters and people who want guard dogs with a “tough” reputation. The widespread problem of bad training, combined with pit bulls’ natural strength and endurance, mean that horrifying attacks by pit bulls and other breeds occur every year. Partner Rich Ruohonen recently won a jury verdict in a pit bull attack.
Minnesota Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been attacked by a dog or another animal, an experienced Minnesota Dog Bite Lawyer can help you recover compensation for your losses. Contact Minnesota dog bite lawyers and attorneys of TSR Injury Law at 612-TSR-TIME.
If you have more questions on dog bite laws, see Legal Rights of Dog Bite Victims