Dog Bite Injuries to Michigan Postal Workers

Our Michigan dog bite and attack attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. represent United States postal workers and mail carriers in dog bite and animal attack cases.  Postal workers and mail carriers are often the victims of dog bite and animal attacks while delivering mail to their customers.  Due to postal workers delivering mail by foot, they are tremendously susceptible to attacks from unleashed and unrestricted dogs in their route.

The National Dog Bite Prevention Week is mid-May.  Last year alone, more than 5,600 mail carriers were victims of dog attacks according to the U.S. Postal Service.  The U.S. Postal Service also states, an average of 10 letter carriers suffer from dog related injuries every day! This emphasizes the danger to those who provide a vital public service and indicates that dog owners who benefit from home mail delivery are becoming increasingly careless about assuring the safety of those who provide it.

Dog Bites & Attacks On Postal Workers Are Preventable

Dog attacks can be easily avoidable if pet owners keep their dogs inside the home or confined securely in an area away from where the mail is being delivered. Keep fences repaired and gates latched or locked. If your dog has found or made a hole through which to escape, be sure it is fixed quickly! (more…)

What Is A Dog Bite? |Michigan Dog Bite & Attack Lawyers

The dog bite attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. consider your safety their number one priority.  Since human beings experience dog bites more often than cat or other animal bites, many U.S. states have specific personal injury laws that set out the owner’s liability if his or her dog bites another person and what, if anything, the owner must do with a biting dog. If you or your child has been bitten or attacked by a dog, seek advice from one of our experienced dog bite lawyers as to what your next step should be!

What Is A Dog Bite?

Often, we would think a dog bite is an incident where a dog deliberately inflicts an injury to a person. However, animal control and public health departments consider any incident in which a dog’s tooth or nail breaks a person’s skin – regardless of the circumstances or any characterization of the dog’s intention – to be an animal exposure that merits their notice.

According to this definition, animal control and public health departments consider the following all types of dog bites.

  • Nips from playful puppies.
  • Scratches from a dog’s nail.
  • Scrapes from a dog’s tooth.
  • Accidental bites by dogs.
  • Bites from injured or ill dogs receiving assistance or comfort from Good Samaritans (e.g. dogs hit by cars).
  • Bites by working K-9 dogs delivered in the performance of police duties.
  • Bites delivered to canine professionals such as veterinarians. These may have occurred under extreme duress, such as if the dog was in pain or otherwise unable to control its behavior.  (e.g. a vet tech bitten while removing intubation tube from a dog’s throat)

Over 4.7 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). About 800,000 of these people are bitten badly enough to need medical care, and about 386,000 of them are seen in hospital emergency rooms. (more…)

Best Settlements in Michigan Dog Bite Cases

If you suffered a dog bite in Michigan or were injured in a dog attack, you may be entitled to a settlement for your injuries.  Most often, the settlement will be paid by the homeowner’s insurance company for the owner or keeper of the dog that bit you.   This is true even if you were bitten or attacked by a dog owned by your relative or neighbor, or if bitten while visiting the home of a friend.  If you suffered your dog bite injury at a business, the business insurance company will pay the settlement.

Getting the best and highest settlement for your Michigan dog bite injuries 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
  • If you have suffered psychological trauma from the dog attack
  • If you have suffered psychological injuries from your scars
  • The type of medical care and treatment you received for your injuries
  • The type of future medical care and treatment that you may need
  • The amount of medical bills and expenses paid by you and your insurance company
  • Any lost wages you have incurred due to the dog bite attack
  • The amount of the insurance policy limits available for your injuries
  • The city or county where the accident occurred
  • The lawyer that you have chosen to handle your Michigan dog bite case

As you can see, there are a substantial number of factors that go into determining the fair settlement for your case.  Unfortunately, there is no “settlement calculator” to plug this information into and arrive at the appropriate number.  Simply put, every single dog bite case is different and determining the fair settlement amount requires careful analysis by an experienced Michigan dog bite lawyer. (more…)

Wixom Dog Bite Lawyer

Our dog bite attorneys in Wixom represent clients injured by dog bites and in dog attacks.  These dog bites often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment.  Common injuries suffered in a Wixom dog bite attack include:

  • Bite punctures and lacerations
  • Scars on the face, arms, and legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones and bone fractures
  • Psychological injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Victims of a dog bite or dog attack can be left with permanent scars and disfigurement.  Often, dog bite victims will require emergency medical care for sutures, plastic surgery, and rabies shots.  Many times, a plastic surgeon will not even attempt to repair the scar for several years after the attack, leaving the victim with a disfiguring and conspicuous scar for everyone to see.

In addition, the medical expenses for emergency treatment and plastic surgery resulting from the dog bite can be significant.  These expenses are included in a claim made against the dog owner or keeper of the dog when we file a dog bite case.  We also make claims for the pain and sufferings caused by the attack and seek compensation for the scar and any other disfigurement.  We have obtained significant settlements for clients injured in these dog attacks.

Quite often, the victim of the dog attack files a report with either the local police or local Animal Control agency.  When a report is filed, it is necessary to obtain report.  Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients.  (more…)

Wyoming Dog Bite Lawyer

Our dog bite attorneys in Wyoming represent clients injured by dog bites and in dog attacks.  These dog bites often result in serious injuries and require medical treatment.  Common injuries suffered in a Wyoming dog bite attack include:

  • Bite punctures and lacerations
  • Scars on the face, arms, and legs
  • Nerve damage
  • Broken bones and bone fractures
  • Psychological injuries and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Victims of a dog bite or dog attack can be left with permanent scars and disfigurement.  Often, dog bite victims will require emergency medical care for sutures, plastic surgery, and rabies shots.  Many times, a plastic surgeon will not even attempt to repair the scar for several years after the attack, leaving the victim with a disfiguring and conspicuous scar for everyone to see.

In addition, the medical expenses for emergency treatment and plastic surgery resulting from the dog bite can be significant.  These expenses are included in a claim made against the dog owner or keeper of the dog when we file a dog bite case.  We also make claims for the pain and sufferings caused by the attack and seek compensation for the scar and any other disfigurement.  We have obtained significant settlements for clients injured in these dog attacks.

Quite often, the victim of the dog attack files a report with either the local police or local Animal Control agency.  When a report is filed, it is necessary to obtain report.  Our firm routinely obtains these for our clients.  (more…)

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