Under Minnesota law, the dog owner is liable for the damages to an individual caused by a dog bite or attack. This is considered a strict liability claim by statute. A common misconception that many people have is the, “one bite rule”. In other words, many people think that a dog owner cannot be held liable for a dog bite or attack unless the offending dog had bitten someone once before.
This is simply not the case. A victim of a dog bite or attack is entitled to pursue a claim against the dog owner, normally through their homeowners insurance, for all of their damages including medical bills, physical disfigurement, physical injury, loss of earnings, and more.
Our law firm represents clients throughout Minnesota. If you or someone you know has been seriously injured, contact Mark W. Malzahn today for a free case consultation. With offices in Anoka and Elk River, we have a location near you. Call our Anoka office at 763-421-2160 or our Elk River office at 763-441-4040 and speak to attorney Mark W. Malzahn.