Holding Pet Owners Accountable When Animals Attack

Not all dogs are friendly. And while some provide warning signs of danger, others attack without warning, resulting in painful, frightening and traumatic events that don't just leave physical scars, but mental ones as well. This is incredibly true for children, who are often left traumatized for life because of these events.

Whether you or a loved one is injured by an aggressive animal in the Twin Cities metro, it's important to know that you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, and other damages. That's because Minnesota law holds pet owners accountable for the injuries their animals cause, and you can too.

Assisting Dog Bite Victims And Their Families

We have a firm understanding of the challenges you are facing after an animal attack. That is why we created our practice with the needs of our clients in mind. We foster a safe, inviting atmosphere so that you feel comfortable talking about your case and receiving help from our team.

We will take a team approach to your personal injury claim, giving you access to a highly experienced personal injury lawyer and a team of paralegals all ready and capable of answering your many questions and compassionately addressing your concerns.

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We will always take the necessary actions to get our clients the help they need in order to get their lives back to normal. We can help you if your situation involves:

  • A dog bite that has become infected, requires IV antibiotics or leads to hospitalization
  • A bite that requires rabies shots
  • Deep puncture wounds that require surgery
  • Facial wounds or serious scarring that requires plastic or reconstructive surgery
  • Psychological injury involving nightmares, flashbacks, an intense fear of dogs or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A dog owner who claims that his or her pet was provoked
  • A bite from a neighbor's dog or a friend's dog

Our firm takes a personal interest in our clients' physical and emotional recovery from dog bite injuries. We want you to be able to focus on getting better without having to worry about how you will pay your medical bills.

Worried about pushback from insurance? Our legal team has extensive experience dealing with insurance companies in dog bite cases. We are very familiar with the common delay and denial tactics they use to get you to drop your claim or settle for less than what you deserve. We will negotiate on your behalf and make sure you are getting the compensation you need and deserve.

Any Type Of Dog Can Bite

Some people believe that only certain dog breeds are likely to bite. Pit bulls, Doberman Pinschers, Staffordshire terriers, Rottweilers, huskies and other breeds have a reputation for being dangerous.

In reality, any kind of dog can bite a person and cause injury. Some of the breeds you wouldn't think would bite are actually more likely to attack. Poodles, terriers and cocker spaniels are good examples.

No matter the breed or size of the dog, we know how to pursue a legal case for your injuries. Our knowledge of the law and our number of successful verdicts and settlements has made our firm a trusted resource in the Twin Cities.

Were you bit by a friend or family member's dog? Many dog bite victims are afraid to file a claim against family and friends after a dog attack because they don't want to defer the financial strain to them. Thankfully, this isn't the case in Minnesota because most homeowner's insurance policies cover damages, leaving little for pet owners to pay out of pocket.

Attorneys Who Will Stand By Your Side

If a dog attack left you, a loved one or your child suffering from physical or psychological injuries, turn to the compassionate and skilled lawyers at Goldstein Law, PLLC. We will put decades of experience in your corner to fight for the compensation you need now and later on.

We encourage you to reach out to us to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case in order to determine your next best steps. To schedule an appointment, call our Minneapolis office at 612-977-1040. You can also send us an email with a brief description of your case if it's more convenient for you. Also, if you are unable to meet us at our office, we can arrange to meet you at the hospital, your home or another location at which you feel most comfortable.