Dog Bites

Minnesota Dog Bite Injury Attorneys

If you are one of the many people in the Minnesota area that has experienced a dog attack, you know how serious the injuries can be. At Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas, Attorneys At Law, we have helped many individuals recover full and fair compensation from the owners of dogs that have attacked them. There are times when dog bites require very costly medical treatment and even plastic surgery.

Our firm will assess the whole picture and create a strategy that is designed to recover the compensation that you need after suffering a dog bite injury. Dog bites can cause disfigurement, psychological trauma, and infection that could lead to even more serious complications. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can recover the compensation that you need to pay for the medical expenses and other financial damages that have resulted from the dog bite incident.

Holding Dog Owners Accountable

When a dog owner has a violent dog that attacks another person, it is very important to hold them accountable. It is determined that a dog owner has been negligent when any of the following are true:

  • The dog has been allowed to run loose
  • The dog was not properly restrained
  • The dog was left loose in the front yard

Many dog owners believe that something such as an “invisible fence” is good enough to protect people when their dog is out in the yard. The truth is that a dog may cross the invisible fence, despite the consequence of doing so. There are also times when a passerby may find themselves inside the dog’s territory without knowing it.

It is even possible for parties other than the dog owners to be responsible for dog bite injuries. Liable parties may include property owners or anyone who was supposed to be supervising the dog at the time. Childcare providers can also be held responsible if a child was injured by a dog while in their care and it is determined that the accident could have been prevented.

Moving You Toward Recovery

Dog bites put the health of the victim at risk, as there is always the chance of a dangerous infection developing. Doctors have to closely monitor dog bite victims to ensure complications are caught in a timely manner. There is also the fact that plastic surgery may be needed in the future, especially in cases where a child’s face may have been injured. Their faces will grow and that means multiple surgeries throughout their lifetimes. This is why it is important to file an injury claim; these expenses can be paid for by the responsible party so that the victim doesn’t have to worry about them. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, full and fair compensation can become a reality.

Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer

While some dog bites may not be serious, others are. However, even the smallest dog bites can lead to serious infections that can cause other serious issues that can threaten a person’s life and even be fatal. If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a dog, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim against the dog owner for the medical expenses and other monetary damages. To learn more about your rights and options, call Hunegs, LeNeave & Kvas at the Wayzata, MN office at 612-339-4511 or 1-800-328-4340 for a free consultation.