Minneapolis Dog Bite Lawyers
Family-Oriented Service in Minnesota
Dogs can be delightful companions to any human and are extremely popular in the United States—according to recent data, 63.4 million American households reported owning dogs, around 53% of all households in the country. Unfortunately, the prevalence of dogs also means there are occasional accidents and reports of dog attacks and bite injuries. While dog bite injuries can sometimes involve minor bruising, many are often serious and require hospitalization and sometimes surgery. If you or a loved one was bitten and injured by a dog, GoldenbergLaw, PLLC can help. Our Minneapolis-based dog bite lawyers have a thorough understanding of our state’s unique laws and can file a personal injury claim to hold the negligent dog owner responsible. We’ll handle the paperwork and details while you get the rest you need.
Our lawyers use science-based research to strengthen our clients’ claims and recover the compensation they deserve. Take advantage of your free consultation by contacting us online or by phone at (800) 504-0281.
Common Dog Bite Injuries
There are many reasons why a dog may be compelled to lash out and attack a human. While some dogs are naturally more aggressive, this isn’t always the reason for dog bite injuries. Dogs may bite humans if they’re territorial or feeling protective of their toys, food, and/or puppies. They may also bite if they’re sick or injured.
And while many associate dog bites with bruising or a simple teeth mark, the reality is that dog bites can be serious and lead to further injury. Common dog bite injuries include:
- Puncture wounds
- Nerve damage
- Eye injuries
- Face injuries
- Broken bones
Dog bite injuries can also include injuries not directly related to the bite. If a large dog knocks someone onto their back and injuries their spinal cord, for example, this is considered a dog attack-related injury. Additionally, victims can suffer from severe emotional damage that stays with them for the rest of their lives, and they may not able to recover from the trauma.
Who is Most Vulnerable in a Dog Attack?
Children are far more likely to be injured in a dog attack than humans, partly because of their curious nature and inability to interpret cues from dogs who are aggressive or scared. Unfortunately, due to their smaller size, children are also more likely to suffer serious injuries.
When you call us, we can communicate with insurance adjusters and investigate your child’s accident to prove liability. If the dog owner failed to leash their dog or the dog broke out of its enclosure, for example, they may be responsible for your loved one’s injuries and damages. It’s important to have this evidence to protect your claim in the event that the dog owner accuses your child of putting themselves in harm’s way.
What to Do After Being Attacked by a Dog
Dog bite injuries are often more serious than victims initially think. The internal injuries that can result from a dog bite are not always immediately obvious, but they need to be caught and treated promptly. Additionally, rabies and infections can result from a dog bite.
GoldenbergLaw’s attorneys always urge the victims of dog bites to take the attack seriously. You should take the following steps to protect your health and your legal rights after a serious dog bite:
- Seek medical attention immediately
- Calmly speak to the dog’s owner to get information about the dog’s age, breed, shot record, and any health problems
- Report the attack to your local animal control department so they can make a record
- Speak to GoldenbergLaw’s personal injury attorneys about the attack
These are relatively simple steps, but they will go a long way toward keeping you healthy while preserving your ability to pursue justice and compensation for the attack. Speaking with us at an initial consultation is completely free and doesn’t obligate you to any course of action. The sooner you call us, the sooner our caring lawyers can get started on your claim and work towards recovering the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, lost income, and more.
Our family-oriented firm can hold the negligent dog owner responsible and ensure your health and safety. Give our Minneapolis dog bite lawyers a call at (800) 504-0281.