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
The police will help find the animal and its owner, and they may help track down insurance information for the owner.
2. Photograph Injuries
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.
3. Hire Experienced Minnesota 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.
Brendan 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.