Dog Bites

Minneapolis Dog Bite Attorneys

Animal Attack Lawyers Serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, & North Dakota

According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 1 in 5 dog bite victims require medical attention. Of those victims, 60% are children. Other frequent dog bite victims are the elderly and home service professionals, such as postal service workers and meter readers. If you or a loved one were injured by a dog bite, our Minneapolis attorneys can aggressively protect your rights while advocating for the fair compensation you deserve. 

At Fay & Associates, we understand how traumatic a dog attack can be—and we don’t settle for anything less than a fair settlement. That’s why our experienced dog bite lawyers prepare every case for trial to show our opponents we mean business. We never shy away from tough litigation, actively working actively to secure a favorable outcome for animal attack victims and their families. Our compassionate advocates can fight for maximum compensation after an animal attack, allowing you to focus on your physical, emotional, and financial recovery. 

Common Injuries Resulting from Dog Bites

Dog bites and animal attacks can result in serious injuries for victims. Common injuries include: 

  • Puncture wounds and lacerations
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Facial injuries and scarring
  • Nerve damage and loss of sensation
  • Infection from bacteria present in the animal's saliva
  • Emotional trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Rabies or other diseases transmitted by the animal

If you were harmed in an animal attack, our dog bite attorneys can pursue the compensation. Call (612) 888-8354 to schedule a free case evaluation.

You Have The Full Backing Of Our Entire Staff
With a full staff of attorneys, paralegals and investigators, our entire staff is dedicated to getting our clients the best possible results.

Who Is Liable for a Dog Bite?

More often than not, dog owners are liable for injuries stemming from dog bites. This is true regardless of whether the bite occurred on the owner’s property or elsewhere. Keep in mind that “owner” extends to any person who harbors or keeps the dog. 

Unlike the “one bite rule” in other states, which only imposes liability if the dog owner had reason to believe the dog was dangerous, Minnesota has a strict liability rule. Under Minnesota Statutes §347.22, the dog’s owner is responsible for the full amount of damages if the dog “attacks any person who is acting peaceably in any place where they may lawfully be.” This is the case regardless of whether the animal has a history of prior attacks or aggression.  

Dog bite laws vary from state to state, making it crucial to consult with a qualified dog bite lawyer who can guide you through the legal intricacies of filing a dog bite claim in your state of residence. Our attorneys have decades of regional experience representing clients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota, making us well-equipped to prioritize your needs and fight to achieve a fair outcome

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  • Invested in You

    Our relationship with clients begins with a consultation and continues through your case and life outside the courtroom. We are invested in your case, but also you. 

  • Advocates for the Injured

    We choose to focus our firm in a few areas of law so we can stay in the forefront of legal changes and gain in-depth legal knowledge that our clients can benefit from. Our attorneys never represent insurance companies or large corporations.

  • Treating Clients Like Partners
    With Fay & Associates, you have the entire backing of our firm, including the breadth and depth of our resources standing behind you.

Importance of Hiring Skilled Representation

After a dog bite, securing experienced representation is essential to recover damages for medical expenses, hospital bills, property damage, and more. At Fay & Associates, we have over 27 years of experience advocating for the wrongfully injured after animal attacks. Some reasons to work with our dedicated attorneys include: 

  • Comprehensive legal knowledge: Our lawyers bring a wealth of diverse knowledge and skills to the table, including state-specific knowledge of personal injury laws in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, to fight for a favorable settlement on your behalf. 
  • Personalized representation: Our firm is committed to establishing lasting relationships with every client we serve. When you hire us to represent your best interests, you can rest assured we’ll make every effort to secure a fair settlement while giving your case the undivided attention it deserves. 
  • Winning track record: Our proven track record of results speaks for itself. With over 15,000 cases handled, you can rely on our advocates to prioritize your best interests, no matter how big or small your claim is. 
  • “Micheal Fay hears his client's concerns, and worries and works to win”

    Great Lawyer. Very professional. Micheal Fay hears his client's concerns, and worries and works to win. First time needing a lawyer and I’m beyond impressed with the service and the outcome of my service. Thank you so much for all that you and your team have done in order to help settle my case.

    - Micheline M.
  • “Michael Fay was on point since the very first day”

    Michael Fay was on point since the very first day and met my expectations above what I expected. He fulfilled what I doubted and made it possible and real. He's the best attorney for personal injury cases, no one like him. Best! best! best!

    - Jill S.
  • “Hands down Eric Nelson is the best attorney in the state of Minnesota”

    I’m from Dallas Texas and I got hurt during a job in Minnesota. Hands down Eric Nelson is the best attorney in the state of Minnesota. I told him what was going on with my case and he fought tooth & mail for me. Trust me you are in great hands

    - Darren S.
  • “After being attacked by a dog Fay and Associates helped me get the justice I deserved in under two years.”

    After being attacked by a dog Fay and Associates helped me get the justice I deserved in under two years. This was the most important decision of my life and the best decision for me. Thank you!

    - Tammy L.
  • “Eric Nelson has been a great help throughout my case”

    Eric Nelson has been a great help throughout my case, he has helped me understand things I didn't understand...and helped me walk through things I didn't get.. overall I recommend this to everyone.

    - Arefa A.
  • “Fay and Associates accepted my case and got me the maximum compensation”

    4 attoneys refused to take my case, a worker compensation claim. Fay and associates accepted it and got for me the maximum that I was not even expected. All my thanks to them.

    - Fikofiko E.

Pay Nothing Until We Achieve a Favorable Settlement

At Fay & Associates, we’re dedicated to helping good people take back their lives after a wrongful injury. We’re familiar with the anger, frustration, and fear that comes with suffering harm due to negligence. From making up for lost earnings to affording life-saving medical care to navigating long-term disabilities as a result of your injury, recovering from an unexpected accident can take a serious toll on your health and well-being. 

That’s where our trusted attorneys come in. Whether you’re seeking compensation after a slip-and-fall accident, boating accident, car crash, or other wrongful injury, our firm has extensive experience to relentlessly pursue justice on your behalf. With tens of thousands of clients served in Minneapolis and beyond, you can count on our lawyers for the dependable advocacy you need in life’s toughest seasons. Reach out today to schedule your free case evaluation. Pay nothing until we achieve a favorable settlement. 

If you were wrongfully injured by another’s dog, our skilled advocates can pursue justice on your behalf. Contact us online to schedule a free consultation. 

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