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Dog Bite Attorneys Settling Dog Bite Claims in MN

A dog bite has the potential to cause serious harm, leaving the victim with injuries such as torn flesh and muscles, pain, permanent disfigurement, and even disability. According to a report in the Journal of Clinical Pathology, a 42-year-old man went to a district hospital with a low-grade fever, loss of energy, and trouble breathing – symptoms he’d been having for 3 weeks. He said he was bitten by his dog 3 days before he started feeling sick. The dog bite had caused an infection in his heart valves, which was only diagnosed after a complex DNA analysis. The man needed surgery to replace his aortic heart valves and “needed life-long anticoagulant therapy.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 4.5 million people suffer dog bite injuries every year. Of those, 20% receive medical attention. Although the wounds may heal, the physical and emotional scars can last for years. If you or a loved one was attacked and bitten by a dog, you have the right to hold the owner (or person responsible for the dog) financially liable for damages you suffered. In these types of cases, it’s crucial to get the medical care you need. It’s also important that you gather as much information about the incident as possible. Then, reach out to our St. Paul dog bite attorneys. We have in-depth knowledge about the process of filing a claim and the laws concerning your rights.


We will be a strong advocate on your side from the start of your case until its resolution. Contact our St. Paul dog bite attorneys at (651) 413-9004 today.


Filing a Claim After a Dog Bite in MN

Thoroughly Researching the Facts of Your Dog Bite Case

Effectively pursuing a dog bite case requires an in-depth examination of the incident.

At Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, our St. Paul dog bite lawyers will:

  • Investigate the incident
  • Put the dog owner on formal notice of your legal rights
  • Follow-up with any liability insurance companies
  • Present your claim for pain and suffering, scarring, and other financial damages
  • Seek an insurance settlement after you reach optimum healing
  • Settle your claim with the dog owner if they have no liability insurance
  • File a lawsuit if necessary

What Should You Do If You Are Bit by a Dog?

  • Stay calm. Most people panic when they get bitten by a dog. However, that doesn’t help the situation at all. You need to get yourself to a safe space and breath in and out until you are able to calm down.
  • Make sure that you wash the wound right away. Even if you only have access to soap and water, you should clean the wound right away. Dog’s mouths are filled with bacteria so you need to make sure that you avoid the germs as much as possible.
  • You should seek medical attention, no matter how insignificant you feel the bite is. It is important to call your doctor or go to the emergency room to get the bite wound checked out. They will make sure that you get the treatment that you deserve to make sure that you aren’t seriously injured. If it is serious, they will do everything that they can to make sure that you heal as well as you possibly can.
  • Make sure that you get the owners information right away. You are going to need to be able to contact the owner so you should get their name, address, and phone number so that you can call them if you have any problems.
  • Even more important, you need the dog’s information. Besides getting the basic information (name, age, and sex), it is even more important to find out if the dog was up-to-date on his or her rabies vaccination. You may also want to call the veterinarian to double check this information. This may be the difference between a simple dog bite and a rabies problem. If the dog is not vaccinated against rabies, you may find yourself going through post-exposure vaccinations and the dog itself may need to quarantined or euthanized to be tested.
  • Talk to a lawyer. If you have been bitten by a dog, you should contact a lawyer. He or she will be able to discuss your case to see whether or not you really have one. Then, he or she will be able to talk to you about your options so that you can figure out how you want to proceed.

Legal Support for Dog Bite Victims in St. Paul

A dog bite injury can be very serious. When the incident wasn’t your fault, it’s important to hold the dog owner accountable.


To learn more about how our St. Paul dog bite attorneys can help you seek just compensation, call us at (651) 413-9004 or contact us online today.


Thoroughly Researching the Facts of Your Dog Bite Case

Effectively pursuing a dog bite case requires an in-depth examination of the incident.

At Rogosheske, Rogosheske & Atkins, PLLC, our St. Paul dog bite lawyers will:

  • Investigate the incident
  • Put the dog owner on formal notice of your legal rights
  • Follow-up with any liability insurance companies
  • Present your claim for pain and suffering, scarring, and other financial damages
  • Seek an insurance settlement after you reach optimum healing
  • Settle your claim with the dog owner if they have no liability insurance
  • File a lawsuit if necessary

What Should You Do If You Are Bit by a Dog?

  • Stay calm. Most people panic when they get bitten by a dog. However, that doesn’t help the situation at all. You need to get yourself to a safe space and breath in and out until you are able to calm down.
  • Make sure that you wash the wound right away. Even if you only have access to soap and water, you should clean the wound right away. Dog’s mouths are filled with bacteria so you need to make sure that you avoid the germs as much as possible.
  • You should seek medical attention, no matter how insignificant you feel the bite is. It is important to call your doctor or go to the emergency room to get the bite wound checked out. They will make sure that you get the treatment that you deserve to make sure that you aren’t seriously injured. If it is serious, they will do everything that they can to make sure that you heal as well as you possibly can.
  • Make sure that you get the owners information right away. You are going to need to be able to contact the owner so you should get their name, address, and phone number so that you can call them if you have any problems.
  • Even more important, you need the dog’s information. Besides getting the basic information (name, age, and sex), it is even more important to find out if the dog was up-to-date on his or her rabies vaccination. You may also want to call the veterinarian to double check this information. This may be the difference between a simple dog bite and a rabies problem. If the dog is not vaccinated against rabies, you may find yourself going through post-exposure vaccinations and the dog itself may need to quarantined or euthanized to be tested.
  • Talk to a lawyer. If you have been bitten by a dog, you should contact a lawyer. He or she will be able to discuss your case to see whether or not you really have one. Then, he or she will be able to talk to you about your options so that you can figure out how you want to proceed.

Helping You Move on with Your Life

A dog bite injury can be very serious. When the incident wasn’t your fault, it’s important to hold the dog owner accountable.


To learn more about how our St. Paul dog bite attorneys can help you seek just compensation, call us at (651) 413-9004 or contact us online today.


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