Injuries from a dog bite can have long-lasting effects. In addition to potential scarring and disfigurement, a dog bite can also bring substantial psychological trauma, which could require counseling. This scary situation could happen to anyone but it’s important to remember that children and senior citizens are often most susceptible.
At Walsh & Gaertner, we work hard to hold dog owners and those that harbor and keep animals accountable for their pets’ behavior. We know that injuries suffered from a dog bite can have devastating consequences. If you have recently fell victim to an aggressive dog, please call us today at 651-968-8028.
Strict Liability Holds Dog Owners Accountable
Dog bite cases in Minnesota are examined through a lens of strict liability. This holds dog owners responsible for any injuries sustained by bites and other attacks, as long as the dog was unprovoked and the victim was within his or her legal rights to be on the premises. If a dog owner is found liable for another individual’s injuries, they may be able to recover several benefits, including:
- Medical bills
- Mental health counseling
- Reconstructive surgery
- Wage loss recovery
- Medication costs
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent scarring
We understand that dog bite injuries can be particularly severe. We also know that children who experience these injuries can find themselves navigating a lifetime of emotional trauma. Our attorneys exercise caring and compassion in dog bite cases, and we recognize what it takes to help you get the compensation that you are owed.
Let Our Firm Start Building Your Case
We are ready to work with you. If you have questions regarding a dog bite or other personal injury case, please visit our contact page and email us today. You may also reach our St. Paul office by phone at 651-968-8028 to arrange for a consultation with one of our lawyers.