Settlement For Michigan Dog Bite Injury Lawsuit Filed By Relative

Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys recently settled a Michigan dog bite injury lawsuit that was filed by a woman who was attacked by her brother and sister-in-laws dog while visiting their house.  The lawsuit was filed against her relatives homeowner’s insurance and settled for $67,500.00.

She suffered several injuries in the dog attack, including two bite holes near her left wrist, and two bite holes on the inside of her left arm above her elbow.  In addition to the bite holes, she was also left with residual scarring.  The bite holes were stitched at the local McLaren Lapeer Regional, however she had to return back to the clinic due to swelling of her arm.  It was found that the swelling was due to infection and she was admitted for six days, including a procedure to clean out the dog bite holes.

At the time of the attack, the dog was caged in the basement.  However, when our client was downstairs in the basement the dog began barking and acting aggressive in the cage.  Due to the aggressive behavior, the front of the cage collapsed and the dog ran and attacked our client.  Client’s eight year old son was also in the basement at the time of the attack, however he was able to run upstairs in time before being attacked as well.

Michigan Lawsuit For Unleashed Dog Attack Settles

The Michigan dog bite attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of a client who suffered injuries in an Owosso dog attack. Our client suffered dog bite injuries and marks on the right side of her back.  Due to the injuries suffered, she was taken to the local hospital where they gave her a tetanus shot, medication, and bandage, as well as attend to follow up appointments to her family doctor.

The lawsuit arose out of a dog attack that took place on a public dirt road.  Our client was walking along Osaukie Road, a street in her neighborhood, when a neighbors dog ran from the front yard and bit her on the back.  At the time of the attack, the neighbor who owned the dog was standing in her front yard.  The dog was unleasvicious dog attackshed.

Being attacked and bitten by a neighbor’s dog is unfortunately a very common incident.  In fact, often times, these attacks do occur because the dog was unleashed or unchained and runs into the the street or somewhere else in the neighborhood and attacks.  A person bitten by a neighbor’s dog does have legal rights to sue the neighbor.  Even though this sometimes can present an uncomfortable situation between two neighbors, the reality is in these cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company usually pays a settlement for the dog bite victim.  Therefore, if both neighbors act in a civil manner after the attack they can still maintain their relationship after the victim is fairly compensated for their injuries. (more…)

Michigan Dog Bites on Kids and Children

The dog bite lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. often represent kids who are injured by dog bite and attacks. These often result in severe scars and injuries on a child that require medical treatment. We have obtained significant Michigan settlements for children injured in these types of dog bite attacks.

The American Humane Association states, approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Out of the 4.7 million dog bites that occur, nearly 800,000 require medical care costing $1 billion in claims every year. In most cases fatal dog bites attacks occur from male dogs that aren’t neutered, chained dogs, and unrestrained dogs.

Dog bites on kids are unfortunately all too common. Researchers have suggested the main cause of aggression in dogs, especially against kids, stems from territorial behavior.  Reasons that dogs bite children often include:

  • Children under the age of 6 were more likely to be bitten when a dog felt the kids were threatening to take his food or toys.
  • Older children were bitten when the dog felt the kids were intruding on his territory.
  • A dog was more likely to bite a kid he knew while the dog was guarding his food.
  • A dog was more likely to bite a kid he didn’t know while he was protecting his territory.

Dog bites on a child are painful and frightening.  A bite on the fact of child can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement.  Quite often, a child may need plastic surgery to correct the scar later in life.  A child with a visible scar will often feel self-conscious and be withdrawn around other children.

Claims and lawsuits for a dog bite on a child include the demand for compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement resulting from scars
  • Infection
  • Bone fracture injury
  • Rabies
  • Nerve damage

Settlements in Michigan dog bite lawsuits are typically paid by the homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner.  These settlements can be significant if the child suffered multiple bites or had an injury requiring medical treatment.  An experienced dog bite lawyer can help the child obtain the maximum settlement.

No Fee Promise For Michigan Child Dog Bite Victims

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you and your child in a 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 Child Dog Bite Lawyer

If your child  suffered 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.

 

Michigan Settlement For Dog Bite Injury Case

Our dog bite lawyers have tremendous track record of significant settlements in dog bite cases throughout the State of Michigan.  It takes an experienced dog bite attorney to gather all of the evidence and present your case to the insurance company to achieve the maximum settlement result.  Choosing the right attorney for your case is the most important decision that you will make for your dog bite claim.

Getting the best and highest settlement for your Michigan dog bite injury case depends on several factors.  These include:

  • The severity and type of your injuries
  • The location of any scar or disfigurement
  • The permanency of any scar or disfigurement
  • Your age and gender
  • Any psychological trauma you suffered from the dog bite  attack
  • Any psychological injuries caused by the scars
  • The amount of medical treatment received for your dog bite injuries
  • Any  future medical care and treatment that you may require
  • The amount of  medical bills incurred due to the dog attack
  • The amount of lost wages you have incurred due to the dog bite attack
  • Whether the dog owner has insurance to pay a settlement
  • The city or county where the accident occurred
  • The lawyer that you have chosen to handle your Michigan dog bite case

Unfortunately, there is no “settlement calculator” to enter this information into determine the reasonable settlement amount.  Every dog bite case is different and determining the fair settlement amount requires careful analysis by an experienced Michigan dog bite lawyer.

Our Michigan Dog Bite Settlements

We settle over 95% of our personal injury cases before going to court.  We achieve these results by carefully evaluating all aspects of your case, which includes the animal control report, witness statements, medical records, and photographs.  Unlike other law firms, we do not “discount” our cases to the insurance company just make a quick fee.   Our lawyers spend significant time and effort on every case to maximize the best possible settlement for our client.

No Fee Promise Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Our NO FEE PROMISE guarantees you that you will receive the best possible legal representation for your Michigan dog bite or dog attack case at no cost, unless you receive a recovery in your case.

If we agree to accept your accident case, we will perform all of the legal work and pay all of the file costs and expenses. We only charge legal fees if you receive a settlement in your case and we get paid at the end of the case.

Contact A Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

For more information about getting the best settlement for your  Michigan dog bite case  and to speak with one of our Michigan dog bite attorneys, call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit the contact form on this page and we will get back to you quickly.

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer With Best Settlements

Finding the Michigan dog bite lawyer with the best settlements is the most important decision you will make about your case.  While many lawyers will offer take your case and promise to win you a great settlement, the fact is that very few attorneys have the experience and expertise to accomplish this goal.  Choosing a lawyer that handles only a few of these cases a year could be a huge mistake and cost you tens of thousands of dollars.

Many lawyers try to settle dog bite cases quickly, even though this may not be in the best interest of the client.  These might seem like relatively straightforward cases, but the fact is that there are important keys to winning the best settlement.  Getting a fast settlement rarely ever means getting the best settlement for your case.

Our award winning dog bite lawyers have a top track record of winning substantial dog bite settlements and jury verdicts throughout the State of Michigan.   We develop a customized strategy for every case and understand that every person is impacted differently by their own dog bite or attack.   The best lawyers understand these differences and work to maximize the settlement for each individual case.

Getting the best settlement for your Michigan dog bite injuries depends on several factors. For example, the impact of a scar on the arm of an adult man is different than the impact of the same size scar on the face of a woman or a child.     Factors that go into determining the amount of the settlement can include:

  • The severity and type of your injuries, including lacerations, puncture wounds, nerve damage, and fractured bones.
  • The location of any scar or disfigurement. A scar on the face has a higher settlement value than a scar on a leg.  We hire professional photographers to take pictures of the scars to prove the seriousness of the injury.
  • The permanency of any scar or disfigurement. Although many scars can fade over time, they can still remain visible and cause a person to be self-conscious about their appearance over their lifetime. Many scars cannot be covered up even with make-up and cannot be repaired through plastic surgery.
  • The age and gender of the dog bite victim. Scars on woman and children often have the highest settlement value, especially on the face and arms.
  • The amount psychological trauma from the dog attack.  Many victims suffer PTSD or have significant anxiety around dogs or while in public.  We often hire a psychologist to evaluate our client to determine the psychological damage      caused by the dog bite.
  • The medical care and treatment you received for your injuries.  Many victims require tetanus shots, stitches, wound care, and other treatment. Others need plastic surgery to immediately repair the injuries caused by the dog bite.
  • The amount of medical bills and expenses paid by you and your insurance company resulting from the dog bite.  If  future treatment is needed, especially plastic surgery, we obtain an estimate of those future costs and include it in your settlement demand.
  • Any lost income you suffered due to the dog bite attack. You can be compensated for this wage loss.

Because every single dog bite case is different, it does take an experienced lawyer who is willing to spend the time and money on your case to win you the best settlement.  You only have once chance to get the best settlement, so spend the time to research the lawyer you will choose to handle your case.  Lawyers who handle divorce and criminal matters may offer to represent you, but they may not have the expertise to achieve the best result.

Our Michigan Dog Bite Settlements

Our Michigan lawyers settle over 97% of our dog bite cases before going to court.  We achieve this great success by thoroughly evaluating all aspects of your case and developing a customized settlement strategy for your case.    Unlike other law firms, we do not “discount” our cases to the insurance company just make a quick fee.

Our NO FEE PROMISE guarantees you that you will receive the best possible legal representation for your Michigan dog bite or dog attack case at no cost, unless you receive a recovery in your case.

If we agree to accept your accident case, we will perform all of the legal work and pay all of the file costs and expenses. We only charge legal fees if you receive a settlement in your case and we get paid at the end of the case.

Contact A Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

For more information about your rights after a Michigan dog bite or dog attack  and to speak with one of our Michigan dog bite attorneys about your case, call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit the contact form on this page and we will get back to you quickly.

 

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