Asked in Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for Minnesota

Q: My neighbors kid hit my dog and trapped him under a blanket with her and he nipped her and broke skin. Can she sue?

The child is 5 and has been told multiple times to not hit or hurt the dog previously and prior during the same day the incident happened. the other siblings have beaten him with sticks previously.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: 'Poor dog. Anyone could sue and there's no controlling or predicting whether someone would. What you describe sounds like a reasonable basis for a defense or counterclaim. Your question remains open for three weeks. Try contacting one of the attorneys in the Animal/Dog law section and see if they could give you a minute or two on how Minnesota animal law addresses this. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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