There is no truth to the statement that "every dog gets one free bite." Under Minnesota law, nothing could be further from the truth. Dog bites are serious injuries and if you or a loved one has been attacked, it is in your best interest to seek experienced counsel from a personal injury lawyer.
At the Law Offices of Robert N. Edwards in Anoka, attorney Bob Edwards has been representing dog bite victims and their families for more than 30 years. A certified Civil Trial Specialist at the state and national levels, he knows how to maximize the value of dog bite injury claims.
Dog owners are responsible for their pets' behavior at all times and must be held responsible when their dangerous dogs act out in aggression. The only possible defense in a dog bite case is to prove that the victim provoked the dog into attacking or prove that the victim was trespassing.
If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog, the compensation for personal injury and other economic or noneconomic damages will likely come from the dog owner's homeowners insurance policy. Keep in mind, you are not suing the person directly; you are making a claim against his or her insurance policy.
To learn more about your rights after a dog bite, contact the Law Offices of Robert N. Edwards by calling or requesting an appointment.