Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims of dog bite injuries and attacks and their families in cases throughout the State of Michigan. We represent a wide range of clients in these cases, including , children, postal workers, and utility workers. There are specific Michigan dog bite laws that apply to these cases. Owners and keepers of dogs in Michigan are strictly liable for dog bites and attacks. This means that the dog bite victim does not have to prove that the owner was negligent, only that he or she was bitten or attacked. Our Michigan dog bite lawyers help bring justice to dog bite victims who suffer injuries and to their families who have lost a loved one due to a dog attack.
Common Types of Michigan Dog Bite Injuries
Our Michigan dog bite lawyers pursue cases for many different types of injuries caused from the dog attack. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement resulting from scars
- Bone Fracture Injury
- Nerve Damage
In addition to physical injuries, a dog bite victim can often suffer from psychological damages as well. These psychological damages can include, but are not limited to, nightmares, embarrassment, medical expenses for plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lost income.
Michigan Dog Bite Injury & Attack Cases
Victims and their families can file a lawsuit against the dog owner for the injuries suffered. A lawsuit for a Michigan dog bite must be filed with the court, unless the insurance company settles the claim sooner. Once the lawsuit is filed, a claim for damages and losses is made and proof of the dog bite attack injury is documented through medical records, medical bills, photographs, and any witnesses that were at the scene of the attack. In fact, our Michigan dog bite lawyers recommend victims to take photos and descriptions of the place where the attack occurred to help assist your case and get the best possible dog bite settlement.
Other useful evidence a victim should collect at the time of the attack include the names of the dog and dog owner, the dog owner’s address, addresses and names of people who witnessed the attack, and medical evaluation of the wound by the treating physician. In situations in which a victim dies due to the injuries suffered in the dog attack, the family can file a Michigan wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.
Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you in your Michigan dog bite injury and attack case under our NO FEE PROMISE. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer
If you or a family member suffer injuries in a dog bite attack, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers immediately. We have attained substantial Michigan dog bite lawsuits for victims of dog bite attacks, and we can do the same for you. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan dog bite attorneys about your case.
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A Michigan dog bite lawsuit was recently settled on behalf of a victim attacked in Farmington Hills. Our dog bite lawyers are representing the victim, a woman who suffers permanent scarring on her face as a result of the attack.
Our client was at an estate sale at the time of incident. Suddenly and without provocation, she was bitten on the face by the owner’s dog.
Michigan is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites occurring without provocation. MCL 287.251 provides: “If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the form or viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
Our Farmington Hills dog bite lawyers filed the lawsuit in the Oakland County Circuit Court. It sought payment for her pain and suffering damages as well as medical bill expenses. Injuries to our client included an open wound which required emergency care from her doctor, as well as permanent scarring on the face. An opinion was sought out by the client through a plastic surgeon who recommended her to undergo a scar revision surgery. This type of plastic surgery could help reduce the scarring. She has not yet decided if she wants to undergo the procedure.
Our attorneys were able to successfully settle the case prior to trial and our client received a confidential settlement that compensated for her damages.
Victims who are bitten in the face by a dog do have legal rights and should consult one of our top rated attorney to discuss the possibility of filing a dog bite injury claim. Filing this type of lawsuit will allow individuals to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, any medical expenses incurred by the injury, lost wages due to time spent away from work, and more. For more information of filing a claim and to learn your legal rights after a Michigan dog bite attack, call our award winning law firm office now at (800) 606-1717. We have successfully handled cases in the City of Farmington Hills and throughout the entire State. Call now for your Free, No Obligation Case Review. Best of all we will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.
Our dog bite lawyers in Oakland County represent victims of dog bites and attacks. These vicious attacks often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment. Under Michigan law, a person injured by an attacking dog does have the legal right to be compensated for the harm and injuries suffered in the attack.
Common injuries from dog bites include lacerations to the face, arms, and legs that required stitches, puncture wounds, broken bones, and nerve damage. Many times, a person falls during a dog attack or is knocked down by the dog and can suffer serious orthopedic injuries. In addition to the physical injuries, many dog bite victims suffer psychological damages and post-traumatic stress disorder as a direct result of the attack.
The Animal Control Ordinance – Oakland County sets forth the county dog bite laws. According to Oakland County, “Any animal having a known disposition or propensity to attack, bite, or injury any person or animal without provocation is dangerous. Any dog that “attacks”, “bites”, or “injures” a person, is in violation of the ordinance. The violation of this ordinance will be used as evidence in a Michigan civil lawsuit. (more…)
Our dog bite lawyers represent United States postal workers and mail carriers who have been attacked while on their mail route. If you or someone you know is a postal worker who suffered serious injuries in a dog attack, call our top rated Michigan attorneys today at (800) 606-1717 to get help and learn your rights.
According to the United States Postal Service (USPS), most injuries that occurred from 2009 through 2012 on mail delivery routes were caused by either a fall or a dog bite. In fact, the USPS statistics show that on average, every week a postal carrier in the U.S. Post Office’s Detroit District is bitten. This statistic is alarming and unfortunately is increasing over the entire southeastern area of Michigan.
In Detroit, mail carriers have been confronted by packs of stray dogs. Other times, people simply do not control their pets. In cases where a dog owner does not control their animal, they can be held liable under the law and may be sued for the victims injuries.
If you are a United States postal worker and suffer injury from a dog bite or is attacked by a any type of animal while delivering he mail, you do have legal rights. Serious injuries can result from an attack, including pain and suffering, disfigurement resulting from scars, infection, bone fracture injury, rabies, and even nerve damage.
In addition to the physical injuries, the consequences of an animal attack can include psychological damage, nightmares, medical expenses for plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lost income.
There are two types of claims that arise out of the dog attack under Michigan law. The first claim is for workers compensation benefits, where the injured worker will receive wage loss benefits during the period of disability from the attack, and also receive medical expense benefits for all treatment related to injuries from the animal bite and/or attack.
The second claim is against the dog owner or animal owner for pain and suffering damages resulting from injuries from the animal bite or attack.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our top rated dog bite lawyers in Michigan. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.
Under Michigan law, if a person is bitten or attacked while lawfully on premise, the owner or keeper of the dog can be held liable for the injuries suffered. In fact, under Michigan law there are several statute’s that hold a pet owner liable for pain and suffering caused to the victim. This law does apply to one of the most recent case filings our law firm filed on behalf of a woman who was an employee at a veterinarian’s office in Flat Rock, Michigan.
Our client, a 22-year-old girl, was assisting the veterinarian with an x-ray of a canine when suddenly after the x-ray was taken the animal attacked her and bit a part of her upper lip off. She suffered significant damage to her upper lip that required facial reconstructive surgery. In addition to initial surgery, further surgery may be required and she will have to follow up with the plastic surgeon.
Our Michigan dog bite lawyers filed a lawsuit on behalf of the young women in the Wayne County Circuit Court located in Detroit, MI. No trial date has been set by the court.
The claim seeks compensation for damages including her pain and suffering, residual scarring and disfigurement that the dog bite left on her lip. It was filed against the owner of the canine. Her medical expenses and wage loss are currently being paid by a worker’s compensation carrier. (more…)
In recent news, there have been two tragic stories of deadly dog attacks on children. Both children, only aged four years old, were mauled to death while inside a home. Lexi Branson, was attacked in her very own living room by the family dog while asleep on the floor. The attacked occurred in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. Levi Watson was bitten by several pit bulls while inside the home of his mother’s friend. His dog bite injuries were so severe that he died due to the severity of them. The canine attack occurred in White County, Arkansas.
These are very heartbreaking stories and our condolences go out to both families of the children killed in the vicious attacks.
In many families, dogs play an important role as guards, companions, and friends. Unfortunately, this partnership is not without problems. In recent years, it has become more and more apparent that dog bites are a serious and often underestimated public health problem. In fact, children who are younger than 10 years represent the high-risk group for attacks and are usually bitten in the facial region. Statistics also prove that fatal dog attacks result most often when a sleeping child is attacked or there is more than one dog involved. Both of these factors played a role in the two most recent tragic stories.
At the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C., our dog bite attorneys represent victims involved in deadly attacks and offer free, legal advice to help those who are suffering from a traumatic loss. When a person is killed in Michigan, the surviving family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits are filed against the dog owner and seek compensation for the pain and suffering endured by the loved one prior to death, the loss of society and companionship of the loved one, the loss of income (if applicable) and support, and payment of funeral and burial expenses. (more…)