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Dog Bites / Animal Attacks

Dogs bite more than 4 million people in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of these dog bite victims are children.

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Dog Bites / Animal Attacks

Minneapolis-St. Paul Injury Lawyer Representing Minnesotans Injured in Dog Attacks

Dogs bite more than 4 million people in the U.S. each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly half of these dog bite victims are children.

If you or a family member has been injured in a dog attack, please contact me, personal injury attorney Justin Schiks. I help people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area and throughout Minnesota recover financial compensation for damages caused by dog bites. I pursue compensation for the full extent of your losses, including:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages

Dog bites can cause serious injuries that may require multiple surgeries, including reconstructive surgery. The physical and emotional scars can last a lifetime.

Minnesota Dog Bite Law

Minnesota law protects the rights of dog bite victims to obtain compensation from dog owners and others who keep the dog. Injured people can collect all damages associated with the attack as long as they:

  • Were “acting peaceably”
  • Did not provoke the animal
  • Were lawfully in the place where the attack occurred
What to Do After a Dog Attack

After an animal attack, seek medical care as soon as possible. It is also important to:

  • Identify the dog that bit you and its owner so that you can determine whether the dog has been vaccinated for rabies.
  • Get the names and phone numbers of anyone who witnessed the event, if possible.
  • Take photographs of the wounds.
  • Call the police to make a report.
  • Do not sign any statement from an insurance company, dog owner or property owner without first consulting with an attorney. Such statements can make obtaining compensation for your losses more difficult.

To discuss your case, please call 651-504-2564 or contact me by email. I have a record of success in dog bite cases and other personal injury claims.

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    5 star service. Hands down the most professional, sincere, caring, and personally involved lawyer I have had on behalf of my life. I have had Justin represent me over the past few years covering things from traffic violations to a felony and have been pleased with the result every time. Not only that, I have recommended him to friends and family and they have nothing but nice things to say as well.”

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    Justin made a huge impact on my life, and gave me the second chance I needed to be successful in staying sober and living a "normal" life. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is facing criminal charges, because he's not just in it for the money. He truly wants to make a difference in people's lives.”

    Jenna, A Previous Client
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    Professional, Trustworthy, Knowledgeable dependable! Where do i start with the qualities of Justin Schiks, he is in a word Professional and i would refer Justin to everyone i know.”

    Malcolm, A Previous Client
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    I found myself in need of a criminal attorney as I was talking to Justin I was immediately put at ease and I knew I was in great hands. He is by far the most professional and personable lawyer I have ever worked with. He kept me up to date on everything that was happening in my case and helped keep my mind at ease and kept me relaxed and not stressed. If I ever find myself in need of a lawyer again. He will be my FIRST call. I highly recommend him to everyone.”

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    All I can say is that Justin Schiks saved me from what was a train wreck waiting to happen. I had a different criminal attorney that gave me very bad legal advice and did a plea that I never should have done. I thought my fate was sealed, but Justin said nothing is ever in set stone. He was able to get my plea reduced; resulting in dramatically reduced my sentence.”

    Anonymous, A Previous Client