Can I recover for dog bite injuries if the dog has never bitten anyone before?


Yes, in Minnesota you can. Minnesota has a dog bite statute that imposes almost strict liability on the owner of a dog who bites another person. There are some defenses, obviously, you can’t provoke the dog or obviously, you can’t be a trespasser in a place where you shouldn’t be but for the most part, yes, you can recover for a dog bite injury.