Royal Oak Dog Bite Lawyer Settles Bite On Face Case

Our Royal Oak dog bite lawyers recently settled a claim on behalf of a woman who was bitten in the face by a co-worker’s dog.  She went to the home to get a new puppy and the puppy was outside in the front yard.  She was given permission to enter the home to use the bathroom.  When she entered into the home, she took one step in and the family’s Great Dane lunged at her face and bit her lip.  After the bite, she went to the porch holding her face and the family assisted her.

Our client suffered a bite on the lower lip and received treatment, including stitches, at Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak.  We were able to reach a settlement with the homeowner’s insurance company, AAA Michigan, prior to filing a lawsuit.  The insurance company settlement included the claim for the scar and the emergency room medical bill.

Jackson, Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Wins Settlement For Facial Scar

Our dog bite lawyers in Jackson recently won a settlement for a woman who suffered a facial scar in a dog attack.  She was bringing holiday cookies over to her neighbor’s home when the family dog attacked her and bit her in the face.  She suffered a noticeable scar above her lip.

We filed a claim for our client after she was bitten by her neighbor’s dog. The homeowner’s insurance company for the neighbor became involved.  We were able to have that insurance company pay all of the medical bills related to the attack, which included an urgent care clinic and appointments with another physician.  We were then able to obtain a sizeable settlement for our client.  The terms of that settlement were confidential pursuant to agreement between the parties.

For more information about your legal rights after a dog bite injury or attack, you can order our FREE book, “The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite and Animal Attack Handbook,” by Michigan dog bite attorney Lawrence. J. Buckfire.  The book explains the laws on Michigan bites and animal attacks, your legal rights after a bite, and how to get the best money settlement for your injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE.

If you or someone you know was bitten in the face by a dog, you should contact our Michigan dog bite attorneys as soon as possible after the attack so that we can explain your legal rights to you and begin our investigation of the claim. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.

Get started on your Michigan dog bite case today by calling us at (800) 606-1717 or fill in the orange Get Help Now box on this page and press “Click to Send.” We will call you shortly to discuss your case.

Dog Bite Lawyer Settles Michigan Injury Lawsuit

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers settled an injury claim for a twelve year old child in Branch County, Michigan. The child was bitten by a dog and suffered a laceration in his forearm. He required stitches to repair the laceration and was left with a minor scar. The dog was owned by a neighbor.

Quite often, a person suffers injuries when they are bitten by a neighbor’s dog. This happens when an unleashed or unchained dog runs into the neighbor’s yard or attacks a person in the street or somewhere else in the neighborhood. It also occurs when one neighbor is visiting the other neighbor and the dog attacks at that time.

If you or your child suffers serious injuries from the neighbor’s dog, you can sue your neighbor. Michigan law holds the person who owns, keeps, or harbors the dog responsible for a dog bite or attack, regardless of prior knowledge (called, “strict liability” laws) of the viciousness of the animal.

Also, the negligence law is used to hold the owner responsible for the attack. This means that the dog owner, which could be your neighbor, is liable if the injury occurred because the dog owner was unreasonably careless in controlling the dog. The only defense to the dog owner in these cases is if the victim provoked the attacked or was a trespasser on the property. In these cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company usually pays a settlement to the dog bite victims.

This matter was settled pre-suit with State Farm Insurance Company. The homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner paid a settlement of $24,000 to the child. His funds will be placed in a trust until he turns eighteen years old.

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