There was a story tonight about a motorcyclist that was injured after his bike was hit by a dog. We see these types of collisions from time to time. We have even have had cases where car collisions have been caused by dogs on the road.
What isn’t always thought about is the difference that exist when a dog is involved. . In Minnesota we have a solid dog bite law that imposes strict liability on the owner of the dog, unless the dog was provoked. So in cases where the dog causes the damage, the statute can be used to deal with the resulting damages.
So if this happens the dog needs to be identified and the owner needs to be found. If there is homeowners a claim may be able to be made.
If you or a family member is bitten or injured by a dog, get the name of the owner. See a doctor. If you need help, get the advice of attorneys who are knowledgeable in handling these cases. Early investigation, needed photographs, and proper evaluation can be the difference between an appropriate recovery and inadequate justice.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.