Read about the three things you should do if you are attacked by a dog: call police, photograph injuries, and hire an experienced dog bite lawyer who has obtained large money settlements.
Every year, over 300,000 people are injured and require medical treatment. Of that number, 60% are children. These attacks can result in severe, life-altering injuries.
1. Call the Police if You or Your Child Was Attacked by a Dog.
The police will help find the animal and its owner, and they may help track down insurance information for the owner.
2. Photograph Injuries for Use in Settlement Negotiations with the Owner’s Insurance Company
Brendan tells his clients to photograph their injuries, generally a bite on the face, an arm or leg. You want to capture how it looks right after the incident and after there has been scarring. It helps us, as your attorneys, tell your story better. These photos can be used in settlement negotiations with the dog owner’s insurance company and, if necessary, at a trial.
3. Hire Experienced Minnesota Dog Bite and Attack Lawyers.
The last and maybe most important thing is to contact a lawyer who has handled a lot of dog bite cases. An experienced lawyer will know how to investigate the facts to determine what happened, if it had happened before, if the owner had a history of raising dangerous animal, and whether the owner did something negligent or reckless in harboring or keeping it.
Attorney Brendan Flaherty has helped many people, including small children, get money settlements from dog owners. These owners allowed their pets to harm innocent people, all of whom were left with permanent scars and other damage. These attacks can cause permanent brain damage, blindness, the loss of a limb, and severe infections. Brendan fights to make sure his clients get full and fair compensation.
Attorney Brendan Flaherty helps people throughout Minnesota, including in the Minneapolis and St. Paul Twin Cities area, consisting of the 7 counties, including Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington. Most cases involve city ordinances, which are special rules pertaining to just that city.
Brendan has won many of these cases. His experience gives him an advantage during the investigation, gathering evidence, analyzing the evidence, and using it to get full and fair compensation. Many of his clients are parents of children who were brutally attacked.