$142,500 Royal Oak Dog Bite Settlement For Child

Our Royal Oak dog bite lawyers recently settled a lawsuit for a 9 year old boy bitten in the face by a neighbor’s dog.  He was at his friend’s house down the street playing with some other neighborhood kids.  The family’s dog, a black Labrador retriever, approached him.  When he went to pet the dog, he was bitten on the face.   Witnesses to the attack did not see the boy do anything to provoke the dog.

The dog bite to the face caused a significant laceration and the boy was taken to the emergency department at  William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan.  He was seen by a plastic surgeon who cleaned up the wound and put stitches in his face to close the wound.  Despite the prompt treatment, it has left a significant disfiguring scar just above his lip.   He was seen by another plastic surgeon who recommended a revision once the boy reaches adolescence.  This would minimize the scar but it is expected that an observable scar will exist even after the surgery.

Our attorneys filed the dog bite lawsuit against the dog owner in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan.   The lawsuit sought money compensation for the pain and suffering, scar and disfigurement, medical expenses, and future costs of plastic surgery.   Prior to trial, the homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner agreed to pay a settlement of $142,500.00 to settle the case.

The child’s parents elected to have the majority of his settlement money placed into a structured settlement insurance policy.  This will provide a college fund and additional money when the boy reaches the age of 18.  There will be some funds available before that age to pay for plastic surgery and other necessary expenses.   The circuit court judge approved the settlement.

If you or your child were bitten by a dog in Royal Oak, put our experienced dog bite lawyers to work for you.  We charge no legal fees until you receive a settlement and we pay all court costs and expenses.

Call us right now at (800) 606-1717 to start on your case.  There are strict time deadlines for filing a claim so get started today!

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