Dog Bites and Animal Attacks


Our concerned attorneys fight hard for full compensation. 

A dog attack is a harrowing experience and can have terrible consequences, especially for young children who are most vulnerable. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a vicious attack, Martineau Leonard PLLC in Minneapolis is here to help. Our concerned attorneys give close, personal attention to your situation, and diligently investigate all aspects to build a strong case. We work hard to help ensure that you recover the full amount of damages to which you're entitled.



Severe injuries from bites by large-breed dogs

Pit bull terriers are notorious for inflicting severe wounds with their powerful jaws, but other large-breed dogs, such as Rottweilers, Rhodesians or Dobermans, can do similar damage. Common injuries from dog bites include:


  • Blood loss

  • Broken and crushed bones

  • Disfigurement

  • Ligament damage

  • Puncture wounds

  • Nerve damage

  • Severed body parts

  • Torn tendons

  • Wrongful death



Small children, who are most vulnerable to personal injury, are also the most common victims, especially in fatal attacks.



What can dog attack victims recover?

A victim may be able to recover for the full extent of injuries even if the animal had never caused harm to anyone else.


This means that you can be compensated for:


  • Medical bills

  • Lost wages

  • Rehabilitation costs

  • Future lost income

  • Pain and suffering

  • Emotional damage of the attack

  • Psychological effects of scarring and disfigurement



If the dog's owner knows of the animal's viciousness from a prior attack, the victim may be entitled to additional damages. This requires a thorough investigation, including researching court records or police reports and interviewing residents of the neighborhood where the attack took place.


The skilled lawyers at Martineau Leonard PLLC work hard for victims of dog bites. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim, call 952-567-2488 or contact our Minneapolis office online. 



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