Minnesota has strict liability laws for dog bite/attack cases. Strict liability means that the dog’s owner is liable for the injuries caused by the dog regardless of whether the owner knew that the dog might attack. An injured person need only prove that he or she was bitten or attacked by the dog while lawfully on the premises and that they were not provoking the dog. The law covers bites and other injuries resulting from a dog attack.
Dog owners are held responsible for the actions of their dogs, and are required to protect others from attacks by their dog. Owners who fail to train their animals or allow the dog to roam outside of an enclosed area put others at risk.
Dog bite/attack injuries can be severe and result in infection, muscular damage, disfigurement, scarring, and even death. Child are particularly vulnerable to dog bites/attacks.
If you or your child is a victim of a dog bite/attack, call McCarten Law Firm immediately. Our personal injury attorneys will help you understand your rights and can assist you in taking legal action to ensure that you are compensated for your injuries.