Dealing With a Dog Attack

June 26, 2014  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Being attacked by a dog or another aggressive animal can be a frightening experience. Victims of animal attacks often suffer lifelong consequences, including chronic pain, emotional trauma and even disfigurement.

Unfortunately, children are often the victims of dog bites, and the injuries they sustain are usually serious.  

legal rights for dog bite victimsAt Barna, Guzy & Steffen, we understand that an animal attack not only causes physical pain, but emotional pain as well. In some cases, cosmetic surgery and extensive treatment is required.  Our personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the treatment needed to fully recover and are compensated for your medical bills.

Fighting for Your Rights

Minnesota law clearly states that it is the responsibility of every pet owner to ensure that their animal does not bite or attack another person. Regardless of whether or not the animal was on or off the owner’s property, the owner of the animal must keep their pet under control. The owner of the dog or aggressive animal may be held liable for:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Rehabilitation costs

If you or a loved one have been attacked by a dog or other aggressive animal, we can help you obtain the compensation you are entitled to. We take an individualized approach to each case and will advise you of your rights. After reviewing your case, we will seek the maximum compensation from the insurance company. We have helped countless animal attack victims in the Minnesota area recover the financial compensation to which they are entitled.

What to Do if You Are Attacked

If you are attacked by a dog or an aggressive animal, seek medical attention immediately and document your injuries. Once you have received the treatment you need, contact Barna, Guzy & Steffen. Our experienced attorneys will advocate for your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.