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10.08.2013

How Does a Law Firm Help You During a Legal Battle?

 If you have been injured in an accident, you already understand the stress that comes with the experience. In addition to the physical pain, you also face the anxiety associated with medical care and the ongoing efforts to receive just compensation for your injuries. Ideally, things will go as smoothly as possible following an accident,…

03.16.2007

Minnesota Dog Bite Law

The Minnesota dog bite law is one of the most favorable to dog bite victims. It actually covers both bites and other injuries, and applies not only to the owner of the attacking dog but also the person who harbors or keeps the dog. Minn. Stat. Ann. sec. 347.22: Damages, owner liable. If a dog,…

03.16.2007

How to Prevent Dog Bites

Nearly 5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. Here’s how you can keep canines from baring their teeth Dogs may be man’s best friend, but they’re not always chummy with children.  Every year in the United States an estimated 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs, ranging from minor nips to major attacks….

03.16.2007

Criminal Penalties For Dog Bites and Attacks

There are circumstances in which a dog bite can lead to jail time. The dog owner therefore must be concerned with the local county and municipal codes as well as state law. Furthermore, violation of a county or municipal code section might lead to more serious charges under state law, such as where the dog…

11.08.2005

Owner of pit bulls involved in Illinois dog attacks unlikely to face criminal charges

Two Cary, Illinois kids were mauled by pit bulls over the weekend, but authorities hinted the dogs’ owner is unlikely to face criminal charges because of the dog attacks. Nick Foley was in critical condition yesterday, and his friend Jourdan Lamarre was in fair condition, according to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital officials. The investigation is…

02.10.2005

Minnesota Supreme Court rules dog bite victims can sue for damages from police dogs

The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed a decision by the state Court of Appeals allowing dog bite victims to sue for damages from police dogs. Despite the ruling, the high court sent a lawsuit against the Anoka Police Department back to the appeals court to decide the city’s claim that it is immune from such lawsuits…