Minneapolis Dog Bite Lawyers

A dog can be the most friendly and trustworthy companion you have. Unfortunately, in an effort to protect their owner, property, or perceived territory, someone else’s dog may attack and cause harm. Dog bite injuries and psychological effects can be devastating to the victim. If you have been injured in a dog bite accident you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your emergency medical attention, ongoing medical assistance, psychological counseling, and any permanent scars from the bite.

Dog Bite Accidents: What Should I Do?

The Minneapolis dog bite lawyers of Crawford & Kestner can help recover damages results from dog bite accidents.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recommends you do the following after the accident:

  • Seek medical attention immediately.
  • Control bleeding and wash the area of the bite with soap and water.
  • Because serious dog bites can cause scarring, if you are bitten in a location where scarring is of concern, like your face, ask that a board-certified plastic surgeon treat the injury.
  • Report the bite to your local public health department, animal control agency, or police.
  • Provide authorities with an accurate description of the dog, the circumstances surrounding the bite, and the dog owner's identity, if known.
  • Contact a dog bite lawyer.

Dangerous Dog Breeds

All dog breeds are capable of biting but some dog breeds are most aggressive and therefore much more dangerous. The top aggressive dog types include:

  • Pit Bulls
  • Huskys
  • Chow Chows
  • Doberman Pinschers
  • Rottweilers
  • German Shephreds
  • Great Danes
  • Saint Bernards
  • Wolf Dogs or Crossbred

Minnesota Dog Bite Claims

To provide negligence in a liability dog bite claim and have a realistic chance of receiving compensation, the owner of the dog must be established. This is typically accomplished through discovery of licensing and vaccination records. It must also be established that the victim was actually bitten by the dog in question.

The dog bite attorneys of Crawford & Kestner believe in strict commitment of holding a dog owner responsible for injuries their dogs inflict upon others. Our dog bite law experts will help you or a loved one get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (651) 209-7575.

These are a few of the several reasons you should contact our dog bite attorneys today:

  • The dog owner will not accept responsibility of the accident.
  • To ensure you are compensated for current and future medical assistance needs.
  • Ensuring your dog bite claim is filed within Minnesota’s statute of limitations.
  • To protect your rights and provide answers to your pressing questions.
  • Help you realize the true total cost of a dog bite over time by considering lost wages, future medical care, and physiological damage.