Dogs have been defined as (wo)man’s best friend; however, you can find countless descriptions of our best friends acting on their animal instincts.
Minnesota is a “strict liability” state concerning dog bites. If the dog bite victim does not “provoke” or “antagonize” the dog, owners are held strictly liable for the victim’s damages (medical expenses, the value of the scarring, and pain and suffering). This liability is covered under the owner’s homeowner or renter’s insurance policy. Often times emotional as well as physical scars linger following a dog attack.
We have experience dealing with some of the best plastic surgeons and psychologists in the area who treat these types of injuries. Please explore the Otten Law website for more information or call us at 952-736-3300 for more information.