Being assaulted by an aggressive dog is not only a terrifying experience, the attack can have lifelong consequences for the victim resulting from physical pain, psychological trauma, and, many times, disfiguring scars. Sadly, a large number of dog bite victims are children, and kids often sustain the most serious injuries and have the most limited treatment options in situations such as this.
Meshbesher & Spence understands that scarring and disfigurement are more than physical injuries; they also cause emotional pain. These kinds of injuries may also require cosmetic surgery and extensive treatment times. In the case of a child, cosmetic surgery may not even be an option until the child is finished growing, meaning your child may carry the scarring with them through their most tender developmental years. For any victim, scarring and disfigurement have a very real psychological impact, often affecting relationships and self-image.
If you or a family member has been the victim of an attack by an aggressive pet, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries from the pet's owner or boarder.
Meshbesher & Spence will advocate for your rights.
In the state of Minnesota, pet owners are legally responsible for the behavior of their dogs. In most dog-bite cases, the dog's owner will be required to compensate you for:
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills resulting from the attack
- Lost wages resulting from your injuries and medical care
Even if you were not bitten, but rather were knocked down or fell as the result of a pet's actions, and were injured, the pet owner may be held responsible for your injuries.
Cases are stronger when an attorney is involved early, call and speak with one now:
What To Do if You Have Been Attacked
If you or a loved one has been injured or bitten by a dog or another kind of pet - seek medical care immediately and make an accurate documentation of your injuries. Then, contact Meshbesher & Spence. Our experienced Minnesota attorneys will make sure that you are compensated fairly for the traumatic attack you've endured.