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Fighting for Relief for Victims of Animal Attacks

Every year, the insurance industry pays out more than a billion dollars in dog bite claims. The Centers for Disease Control records that approximately 4.7 million people are attacked by dogs every year in the United States alone. About 800,000 of those victims will need medical attention, and 400,000 will need emergency treatment.

Why Do Dogs Attack?

Sadly, many dog attacks involve children. Even a normally docile dog may lash out when feeling threatened.

Dogs tend to attack when:

  • They are protecting their food
  • They are feeling startled
  • They are in pain
  • They are protecting their puppies
  • They are afraid
  • They are protecting their owner
  • They are guarding their property

    Some dog breeds are naturally more aggressive, and about 92% of all dog attacks involve male, unneutered dogs. Many dog attacks occur because the dog is poorly trained or abused.

    If you are a dog attack victim, call our office and let a Minneapolis dog bite lawyer help you. Our number is (763) 592-0200.

    When Is the Owner Responsible?

    If a dog owner displayed negligent behavior, he or she may be liable for the actions of his or her pet. Here is an example: A dog owner knew that his dog could be vicious, but allowed him to roam free in a park. When a jogger approached, the dog lunged, biting her in the leg. In this case, the courts will most likely rule the owner responsible because he should have had his dog on a leash.

    Minnesota does not have a statewide leash law, so the courts take other factors into consideration. They will evaluate where the attack occurred, whether or not the victim provoked the attack, and whether or not the owner tried to prevent the attack.

    What to Do When Bitten

    If you were injured by an animal, take photos of the bite and seek medical attention immediately. Doctors’ records may become essential when fighting your case. Make sure to collect contact information and insurance information from the pet’s owner. If the bite occurred in a public place, try to obtain contact information from any witnesses. Write down the details of the attack, in case they become hazy later on. Then, call a Minneapolis dog bite attorney to represent you as you fight for just compensation.

    We serve clients in Brooklyn Park, Plymouth, and throughout Minnesota. Dial (763) 592-0200

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