St. Paul Dog Attack Attorney
Although anyone can be bitten by a dog, children are the most likely to experience serious bites to the face and neck. Long-term consequences of a dog attack on either an adult or child can include scarring, disfigurement, and lifetime anxiety. Victims should learn about their legal options and rights after being bitten by a dog.
Common breeds involved in dog bite injuries include: Pit Bull Dog Bites, Chow Chow Dog Bites, Rottweiler Dog Bites, Staffordshire Terrier Dog Bites, German Shepherd Dog Bites, Siberian Husky Dog Bites, and more.
Experienced and Knowledgeable Lawyers
At the St. Paul law firm of Swor & Gatto, P.A., our personal injury lawyers have been helping people since 1981, including people attacked by dogs. We have the knowledge and experience to evaluate cases quickly. This allows us to determine the course of action that will result in maximum compensation and damages.
Costs of a Dog Bite
In addition to bites, dog injuries can be caused by being knocked down and scratched, resulting in head injuries, infections, and loss of use of limbs. The cost of any dog bite injury can be significant. Victims may need reconstructive surgery, treatment of infections, and psychological counseling.
Dog Bite Laws in Minnesota
Minnesota is a strict liability state. This means that dog owners are responsible for injuries caused by their pets, whether or not there was a provocation. For example, even if a child grabs a dog or frightens it by screaming, the owner is still liable for the injuries to that child. However, most dog bites are random, with the victim being attacked for no reason. In either case, the injured person is eligible to obtain compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses.
Contact Our St. Paul and Minneapolis Dog Bite Attorneys
We invite you to schedule a free consultation to learn how the St. Paul lawyers at Swor & Gatto can help you after a dog bite. Contact us at 651-454-3600 or complete our intake form today. If you cannot come to us, we will visit you at home or in the hospital.
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