Dogs are usually very loyal, dependable, and disciplined, though there are occasions where a dog might attack or bite someone unprovoked. In Minnesota if a dog causes an injury to a person who is in a place where they are lawfully entitled to be and the person did not provoke the dog, the owner is responsible for all harm caused by the dog. It does not matter if the dog has attacked anyone before.
Aggressive behaviors can arise from various situations including territorial dispositions, responses to fear, or an inclination towards dominance. And in today's world, some dogs are actually bred and trained to attack. Dog owners should have their dog trained at an early age to prevent violent behavior, but basic animal instincts occasionally do arise.
While any breed or size of dog is capable of biting or attacking, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged the more aggressive breeds which are more likely to bite.
While Minnesota law allows six years for the victim of a dog attack case to file a lawsuit, it is strongly advised that the victim retain a lawyer as soon as possible while the facts and wounds are still fresh.
In the unfortunate occurrence of a dog attack, there is some important information that you will have to collect in order for our lawyers to present your case completely:
If you or someone close to you has been attacked or bitten by a dog, contact Hazelton Law Firm for a complementary review of your case. Our attorneys will work hard to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can get the treatment that you need.