Addressing Dog Bites and Animal Aggression

Dog bites can incur immediate pain, suffering, and medical expenses as well as long-lasting trauma and disfigurement. The attorneys at Bowden Cyr, PLLC, have handled many animal attack cases and can help you gather information from your doctors and provide documentation to the dog owner and insurance carrier to prepare your case.

If you or your child was attacked by a dog or other animal, a free consultation with a personal injury attorney will provide you and your family with information and options about payment for medical bills as well as the support and compensation the dog owner or harborer may be responsible to pay.

If you are wondering what to do after you or a loved one were attacked by a dog or other animal in Minnesota, we have resources available to guide you. We invite you to call our office at 612-254-6409 for more information.

Understanding Your Unique Circumstances

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, each year, 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs and almost half of them are children. Each year, 800,000 people seek medical attention and an average of 16 people die because of dog attacks. We can help!

We work with individuals and parents who are concerned about:

  • Long-term scarring and disfigurement
  • Infection
  • Medical bills
  • Trauma and long-term emotional stress, no matter how big the dog or how small the child
  • Preventing the dog from attacking another person/child

While most dogs are friendly and won't ever bite or attack, some are overly aggressive or improperly trained, and it only takes an instant for serious injuries to be inflicted from a dog bite. At Bowden Cyr, PLLC, we can move quickly to protect the your rights or the rights of your child following a dog bite or animal-related injury. We know how to thoroughly investigate and provide appropriate documentation to the dog owner and insurance carrier to allow for appropriate resolution.

Working with Outside Professionals

An experienced lawyer can help animal attack victims and their families communicate with doctors and gather necessary information to prepare the case to compensate not only for medical expenses that are immediately incurred, but also for future medical expenses or reconstructive surgery. Bowden Cyr, PLLC, also helps people and their families recover for the pain and suffering caused by an animal attack that often includes significant immediate effects as well as severe long-lasting effects.

Discuss Your Case with Experienced Attorneys

All minor settlements for children under the age of 18 must be approved by a District Court judge. If you or your child was injured by a dog, call 612-254-6409 or contact the Woodbury law firm Bowden Cyr, PLLC, online for a free consultation.