Dog Bite Accidents
Many people take pleasure in animal ownership, and in most cases, a dog becomes a part of someone’s family. Oftentimes, though, people forget the dangers surrounding dogs and other animals. According to the Center for Disease Control, 4.7 million Americans suffer from dog bites every year. Sixty percent of these dog bite victims are children.
What potential claims can be filed for dog bite injuries?
Pet owners have the legal responsibility for their dog’s behavior. In most dog bite cases, the owner of the dog will be required to pay for any damages suffered by the victim. These damages may include monetary compensation for:
- scarring and disfigurement
- pain and suffering
- medical bills
- lost wages
Who pays for injuries in a dog bite accident?
Because injuries sustained from an animal attack can be very serious, many states make it difficult for dog owners to avoid paying liability for their dog’s actions. In Minnesota, dog owners are held responsible for injuries caused by their pet. The law doesn’t just include dog bites. It also includes injuries caused by being knocked down or falling as a result of a dog’s actions.
Why choose Sussman Law?
If you are dealing with a dog bite that occurred in or around Minneapolis, you need a lawyer who is familiar with the intricacies of a Minneapolis dog bite lawsuit. At the Law Offices of Howard Sussman we focus on personal injury lawsuits. We know Minnesota Dog Bite Law. Call us today at 612.332.4830, and we will be happy to discuss your dog bite case. (Initial consultations are always free.)
Contact our experienced attorneys today.
We welcome your questions. Our Minneapolis dog bite lawyers will work with you to discover every relevant fact surrounding the dog bite incident and craft an optimal solution. Contact one of our Minneapolis dog bite lawyers today to find out how we can work together to put our dog bite lawsuit experience to work for you. Call call 612.332.4830 or contact us online.
The Law Offices of Howard Sussman works for injured clients throughout Minnesota including the following cities:
- St. Paul
- St. Louis Park
- Golden Valley
- Eden Prarie
- Brooklyn Park
- Maple Grove