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

St. Paul personal injury attorney Paul Gatto talks about if you may recover for dog bite injuries if the dog has never bitten anyone before.

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Transcript:

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.