Most dogs are cute and adorable, and love being around people. But some dogs – especially some breeds – have unpredictable personalities and can bite without warning or provocation. When that happens, the injuries can be severe, even disfiguring. When a child is bitten the experience can be even more traumatic and cause a life-long fear of dogs in addition to suffering major injuries.
While fatalities from dog attacks are relatively uncommon in Minnesota, there are many injuries that require hospitalization. The average cost of a hospital stay from a dog bite injury is more than $18,000 – higher than the average cost of most injuries where the victim had to go for treatment in an emergency room.
This is because a dog bite can cause damage to not just the skin, but muscle tissue and nerves and surgery may be needed. If the bite is on the face or arms it may also require cosmetic or reconstructive surgery to reduce any lasting scars and disfigurement that could impact the victim’s appearance. Young children often suffer the most-serious injuries from a dog bite. This is because their size and height put their head, face, and arms in the middle of the danger zone and can make an attack more serious.
Dog Bite Victims Shouldn’t Pay for The Negligence of a Minnesota Pet Owner
The dog bite injury lawyers at Sieben Edmunds Miller in Eagan are serious about representing victims of dog bite attacks. The emotional pain you suffer from an unprovoked mauling can be as devastating as the physical injuries because victims often lose their sense of safety as they deal with healing from the wounds and injuries they endured.
We help victims of dog bites and animal attacks find closure for what they went through by obtaining fair compensation for your medical and rehabilitation expenses, any lost income, the pain and suffering that resulted from the attack and your likely future expenses.
Talk to an Eagan Dog Bite Lawyer for Free
After receiving initial medical care for your dog bite injury, you should call Sieben Edmunds Miller right away. The consultation is free, and we will answer all of your questions about what is involved with your potential claims. In Minnesota, dog owners are responsible for Fido’s actions. It’s not true that “every dog gets one free bite.” If you have been bitten and injured, you are entitled to be compensated fairly for what you went through as a result of the pet owner’s irresponsibility.