Minnesota Learn About Dog Safety Attorney

Dog bites can result in not just physical pain but emotional pain as well.  You can recover from the physical scars with the help of a plastic surgeon and time, but how do you recover from the emotional scars?  Tarshish Cody can help you fight for your justice.

Minnesota Laws and Dog Bites

The State of Minnesota has one of the most liberal dog bite statutes compared to other U.S. states, in that it favors dog bite victims the most:

Minn. Stat. Ann. sec. 347.22: Damages, owner liable.

  • If a dog, without provocation, attacks or injures any person who is acting peaceably in any place where the person may lawfully be, the owner of the dog is liable in damages to the person so attacked or injured to the full amount of the injury sustained. The term “owner” includes any person harboring or keeping a dog but the owner shall be primarily liable. The term “dog” includes both male and female of the canine species.

Essentially, if a dog bites you and you were not provoking the dog or trespassing, then the dog owner or rental insurance is responsible to pay your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering claim.

Dog Bite Injuries

Approximately 4.7 million people suffer from dog bites each year in the U.S.  Dog bite injuries and other animal injuries can be severe, including  disfigurement, lacerations, disability and even death.

The dog’s owner is legally responsible of a victim’s injury, unless the victim was trying to provoke the dog.

Vicious Dogs

Pit bulls are stereotyped for having an aggressive behavior because they are associated with dog fighting and having a “tough” reputation.  However, it is bad training coupled with the pit bulls’ natural strength and endurance that creates the horrifying attacks.

If you or someone you know has been an innocent victim of a dog bite, it is important to seek legal advice immediately to claim compensation against the dog’s owner.  Contact one of our attorneys at Tarshish Cody at 612-808-8999 (or fill out the free Case Evaluation Form) today to learn more about how we can help.

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