The impact of dog bites and attacks can be long-lasting and emotionally straining on both victims and their family members.
Minnesota’s laws regarding dog bite victims are some of the nation’s most favorable. When you are attacked or injured by a dog, the liability extends to both the owner and the person who was harboring the pet at the time of the incident. For example, if your daughter’s babysitter was also caring for a friend’s husky, and the dog attacked your child, both the babysitter and the dog’s owner could be liable for the injuries.
Many dog bite victims are attacked by a pet owned by neighbors, friends, or relatives. Others are caused dogs that get loose or are not watched closely in public places. Failing to train or socialize is often the cause of these attacks. Owners should learn about their breed’s temperaments and cater to their needs, but this is often not done. Often these dogs are used to roughhousing and engaging in other aggressive behavior. All dog owners should follow these basic rules, but many do not.
Interactions between children and dogs can be particularly problematic, as many children who are accustomed to playing with friendly dogs are attacked when they encounter an aggressive or poorly trained dog. More than 60 percent of all dog bite injuries happen to children, and almost all people killed by dogs are under the age of 15.
If you, your child, or another family member was injured by a dog, you may suffer from rabies, lacerations, mental or emotional trauma, or head injuries. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you claim compensation for your pain, suffering, medical expenses, and more.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer contact Bolt Hoffer Boyd Law Firm today.
"I needed the direction and Christopher Hoffer provided that. He is very calm, well organized, and very capable. I still have pain from the car accident today but he helped me get a settlement from the insurance company to cover auto and medical expenses and was very supportive. He did a great job for me and he’ll do the same for you."
"A neighbor said he saw sparks, but we didn’t see any fire. I ended up in the hospital for months. A friend of mine recommended this firm. David did a lot of research, hired just the right experts and got all the information. They did a good job for me. They communicated well and told me what was going on. I don’t know of anyone that could have done better. They turned out to be very good friends."
"Sending you a friendly reminder! It has been 10 long years since my 1st accident. I know, hard to believe! And I wanted to express to you, a huge thank you David! I don’t know where I would be, or what the outcome of all that has happened, that could have been….without you. Thank you so much for being so kind to me, and caring for me; which has produced a great friendship! Know that I appreciate the role you have played in my life."
"Thank you just doesn’t come close to what you deserve for everything you have done for me. Over two years ago I came in not having a clue what to do. You listened to me, you cared for me, and you fought for me. And you continued to fight for me. I cannot express the appreciation and gratitude I have for you. You are a man of character and it shows in your work. It has been a privilege and honor to have met you and to have you on my side."
"Words cannot express the amount of gratitude and a million thank you’s to you. What a pressure of relief off me! These past years have been a struggle for my family and I. I will hold you in the highest regards and nothing but faith and happiness to both of you. You have fought long and hard for us! I guess my upbringing and personality were never to sue or properly bring justice. But the morning after the crash and years of pain tends to change your fight. I’m a firm believer that certain people pass through your life for a reason. Thank you so much again!"
"I would like to thank you for all you have done for me. My case was complicated having the two insurance companies in the beginning. I was very concerned about how that would be resolved. This has been a long hard process. I really appreciate everything you have done for me."
Enter your email to receive news and updates directly to your inbox.
Stay connected with us through social media and never miss an informative post.