What Should I Do If I’m Bitten by a Dog?

September 26, 2013  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

If you are attacked by a dog or any other dangerous animal there is a chance that you have the standing to pursue a personal injury case. In fact, it’s a good idea to contact a personal injury attorney right away.
Dog bites and other animal-related injuries are not minor concerns. Some injuries could be fatal, especially to children. Some injuries could be disfiguring. You may have medical bills associated with healing the bite, and they can skyrocket if there is any complication, such as an infection.
The law entitles you to compensation that will help you cover those bills. If you need psychological treatment or lose wages you also have the right to get those expenses covered as well.
In a case such as a dog bite injury, you may have to prove you were bitten unprovoked. The dog owner may claim you provoked the dog.
The case gets harder if the dog was a stray, since the suit would be filed against the owner of the animal in question.
The owner might try to claim that he or she had no reason to believe that the animal was dangerous or prone to attacking. Fortunately, this argument is completely irrelevant under Minnesota law.
Even if your dog bite case seems straightforward you should never try to navigate it alone. You don’t want to risk losing the compensation that you are entitled to. Let a qualified BGS attorney stand by your side. Protect your rights, and call us today!