Monthly Archives: February 2018

Minnesota Dog Bite Attorneys & Lawyers

Every year, over 800,000 people (one person every 40 seconds) are bitten by a dog in the U.S. Unfortunately, most dog bite victims are children. Studies show that dog attacks are the leading cause of hospital visits by youngsters.

Because the injured party’s friend, family or neighbor usually owns the dog in question, many are reluctant to pursue an injury claim stemming from a dog bite. In nearly every case, however, a homeowner’s insurance policy will fund the settlement.

INJURIES COMMONLY SUFFERED BY DOG BITE VICTIMS
The vast majority of dog bite lawsuits involve serious lacerations to the head or face, often resulting in unnecessary scarring to the cheeks, chin, lips or nose. Nerve damage may also result. Other dog bite injuries include broken bones, puncture wounds and crushed eye sockets. In addition to physical injuries, a dog bite can cause significant emotional trauma.

STRICT LIABILITY IN MINNESOTA DOG BITE LAWSUITS
In Minnesota, dog owners are strictly liable when their pet bites another person. No negligence must be proven. Liability for the injury is assigned regardless of the owner’s knowledge (or lack thereof) of viciousness on the part of their pet. Under Minnesota law the owner of any dog that attacks or injures any person in a location that the victim may lawfully be present is liable for injuries caused by the dog. There is an exclusion if the victim provokes the dog.

TYPICAL BREEDS THAT BITE PEOPLE
While any dog, including toy breeds, can attack, some larger, aggressive breeds are more likely to bite, including:

  • Rottweilers;
  • German Shepherds;
  • Dobermans;
  • Akitas;
  • Chows;
  • Bull Terriers; and
  • Pit Bulls

TRIAL ATTORNEYS WHO WILL PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
At the Brown Law Offices, P.A. we represent clients who have suffered a serious injury as the result of a dog bite. Our lawyers are dedicated to protecting the rights of the injured and have obtained many favorable settlements for injury victims. Dog bite cases are accepted on a contingency basis, so you pay no fee unless we make a recovery on your behalf.

Minnesota Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys & Lawyers

Across the State of Minnesota, courts have zero tolerance for drunk driving. While drunk drivers can face harsh criminal penalties for their conduct, they can also cause serious injuries to innocent people as a result of their reckless behavior.

If you or a member of your family have been injured by a drunk driver, the Minnesota drunk driving accident attorneys with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. can provide you with the powerful legal representation you deserve.

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS & DRAM LITIGATION
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is clearly negligent. Any driver who drinks and and chooses to drive puts every other driver on the road at serious risk of injury or death.

In a Minnesota drunk driving lawsuit, in addition to the intoxicated driver’s liability for the injuries he or she may have caused, a social host or bar may be liable for damages if they served an obviously intoxicated individual, who then drove and caused an accident. This is sometimes known as a “dram shop” case.

DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT LAWYERS
The attorneys with the Brown Law Offices, P.A. are qualified and experienced. We are ready to fight for your rights. We have professional relationships with other experts that are vital to your case, including doctors, accident reconstructionists and vocational assessors. We have the means to employ a full team of professionals to provide you all of the support you deserve and for purposes of obtaining the best possible result.

YOUR RIGHT TO FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR YOUR LOSSES
We possess an in-depth understanding of Minnesota’s no-fault, uninsured and underinsured motorist laws. You are entitled to recover damages for your injuries, including wage loss benefits, medical expense reimbursement, replacement service benefits, damages for pain and suffering and, in the case of a drunk driver, punitive damages.

TRIAL ATTORNEYS WHO WILL PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
The drunk driving accident lawyers at the Brown Law Offices understand the challenging position that you are in following a drunk driving accident. We know that you are dealing with lost wages, medical bills and an array of other difficult financial issues. We make it easy to retain a lawyer; we do not get paid a fee unless and until we obtain a settlement or a judgment for you.