Dog Bites and Other Animal Attacks

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Animal attacks can be gruesome and severe. More than 4 million people are bitten by dogs each year in the United States, and half of those victims are children. The CDC estimates that one in five dog bites results in serious injury that requires immediate medical attention. If you or a loved one is the victim of an animal attack or a dog bite, you may be entitled to compensation for damages and injuries.

How does liability work with animal attacks?

Pet owners are responsible for their animals. The standard rules of negligence hold animal owners liable for attacks on innocent victims. Owners have a duty to control their animals and keep others safe from a potential attack.

Take these steps if you’ve been attacked by an animal

legal rights for dog bite victimsIf you have been bitten by a dog or attacked by another animal, there are a few important things you should do to preserve your claim:

  • First, identify the animal that attacked you
  • Obtain the contact information of the person who owns the animal
  • Obtain the contact information of any persons who witnessed the attack
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible
  • Keep track of your medical treatments and bills
  • Take photos of the injury
  • Refrain from signing any documents until you have met with your lawyer

Victims of animal attacks should seek out the help of a lawyer that specializes in animal attack cases. The lawyers at Barna, Guzy and Steffen may be able to help you obtain compensation for:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical treatments
  • Emotional distress
  • Punitive damages

Getting legal help for an animal attack

Our firm can advise you of your rights and your options and has the experience working with animal attack victims to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Animal attack consultations are free so there is nothing to lose and everything to gain by seeking the advice of an experienced attorney.

Contact Barna, Guzy and Steffen for a consultation today and start your path to true recovery.


Personal Injury Attorneys in Minneapolis, MN:

Buchman, John T. Crowder, Russell H. Villarreal, Adriel B.