Dog Bite Lawer Wins Royal Oak Settlement

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

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

Our attorneys filed the Royal Oak dog bite lawsuit against the dog owner in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan.   The lawsuit sought a settlement 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 the child.

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 case at no cost, unless you receive a settlement in your case.   If we accept your 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 compensation in your case and we only get paid our fees at the end of the case.  This is a No Fee, No Win agreement.

Contact A Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

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

 

Southfield Dog Bite Lawyer Named Best Attorney

Southfield attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire was named “Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney” by the American Lawyer Academy.   He is entering his 25th year in the practice of law.  He has also won numerous other awards and professional accolades, including being named a Super Lawyer, Top 100 Trial Lawyer, and Best Detroit Car Accident Lawyer.

Choosing the best dog bite lawyer for your case is an important decision.  The lawyer you choose is often the difference between winning a great settlement or receiving no settlement at all.

Insurance companies and their lawyers know which dog bite lawyers get the maximum settlements for their clients and which ones look for quick, low settlements.  The Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. dog bite lawyers have won substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our clients for almost 50 years.  The insurance adjusters know that they will have to pay the maximum settlement when our Southfield law firm is handling your case.

Under Michigan law, a dog owner is strictly liable to the victim of a bite or attack under the Michigan Dog Bite Statute.  This means that under the law, the person attacked is entitled as a matter of law to compensation for the injuries suffered in the attack.  There are very few exceptions to this rule, but they include if the victim is a trespasser or provoked the dog into the attack. Typically, the dog owner’s homeowners insurance or renters insurance will pay the settlement.

We represent dog bite victims under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. 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!

It is important that you contact our Southfield dog bite lawyers as soon as possible after the attack to give you the best chance of winning your case. Call our expert attorneys now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit the contact form on this page we will get back to you quickly.

 

Settlements For Michigan Dog Bites

Michigan dog bite settlements are usually paid by the homeowners insurance company for the owner of the dog.  Almost all homeowners insurance policies cover dog bites and attacks in Michigan.  The company will defend the dog owner in a lawsuit, investigate the case, and then determine whether to pay a settlement to the victim.  Many of these cases result in substantial settlements and jury verdicts.

Getting the best settlement for your Michigan dog bite claim is a job for an experienced attorney.   Our Michigan dog bite lawyers have obtained significant settlements to compensate victims of dog bites and attacks for over forty years.  We have also won substantial jury verdicts in dog bite cases for our injured clients.

Settlements for dog bite injuries are determined by a number of factors and specific facts related to an incident.  Factors that go into determining the amount of a settlement include:

  • The facts surrounding the incident itself and the ferociousness of the dog attack.
  • The size of any scars or disfigurements resulting from the dog bite.  Location of the bite is also a big factor in determining fair compensation because scars on the face and arms generally receive higher compensation because they are more conspicuous, especially on women and children.
  • Psychological trauma from the dog bites attack, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • The type of medical treatment you received for your dog bite injuries, such as emergency treatment in a clinic or hospital, stitches, plastic surgery, or other medical care.
  • If you will need future treatment for your dog bite injuries, this would likely increase the amount of your settlement.
  • The total amount of medical bills and expenses incurred due to the attack.
  • The amount lost wages and income you suffered from work time missed from the dog attack.
  • The social effects that the injuries from the dog bite have had on your life.
  • The amount of the insurance policy limits available from the dog owner’s insurance policy, which is usually either a business policy or homeowner’s insurance policy.There is no specific formula and you must rely on the skill and expertise of your lawyer to maximize your compensation.   Any person bitten or attacked by a dog in Michigan is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering damages, unless that person was a trespasser on private property or  provoked the dog into the attack.  Our dog bite lawyers understand how to maximize the compensation you receive to settle your case.

    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 case at no cost, unless you receive a settlement in your case.   If we accept your 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 compensation in your case and we only get paid our fees at the end of the case.  This is a No Fee, No Win agreement.

    Contact A Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

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

Howell Dog Bite Lawsuit Filed In Livingston County

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers filed a lawsuit in the Livingston County Circuit Court for a woman bitten on the face by a dog.  She was visiting a neighbor’s home when the family dog jumped up and bit her on the face.  She suffered a hole through her cheek which required plastic surgery.  She has a permanent scar on her face from the dog attack.

A person bitten by a neighbor’s dog has the legal right to sue for compensation under Michigan law if lawfully on the property.   There are several dog bite laws in Michigan that can be used in favor of the victim and holds the dog owner liable.  The main statute, called the Michigan Dog Bite statute, clearly states that an owner of the dog is strictly liable and can be sued for a victim’s injuries.

Compensation sought in a dog bite lawsuit is for pain and suffering, fright and shock, and scarring and disfigurement.  Many dog bite victims also suffer psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and compensation is available for those claims as well.   The cost of hospital and medical expenses can also be claimed.  If the victim will need future plastic or cosmetic surgery, the amount of that treatment is included in the settlement demand.

The home-owner’s insurance company for the owner of the dogs will ultimately pay a significant settlement in this case.  The court has not set a date for the jury trial. 

If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by a dog that was unrestrained, you should contact our Michigan dog bite attorneys as soon as possible at 800-606-1717 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 a no-fee promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.

Ferndale Lawyer Wins Dog Bite Settlement

Our Michigan dog attack lawyers recently settled claim for 25 year old female who was attacked and bitten multiple times by two boxer/pitbull mixed dogs which were loose and roaming a park. The incident occurred in Ferndale, Michigan.

Our client had been driving her motor vehicle and noticed the two dogs roaming loose in Geary Park in Ferndale, Michigan. She noticed the dogs had tags so she exited her vehicle and approached the dogs as a good Samaritan to attempt to read the tags to find out where the dogs belonged. Suddenly, without provocation, both dogs attacked and bit our client.  As it turns out, the dogs resided at a home near the park. The dog owner was away and the dogs were being babysat by someone at the home and the dogs had gotten loose from the property. The police report indicated that the police were familiar with these dogs as they had investigated prior bite incidents involving these dogs in the past.

Sometimes, a dog attack does occur when a dog is let out of the house and bites the person. If a person is bitten while lawfully on the property, or on public property, such as in the street or in a public park, the dog owner or keeper of the dog can be held liable for the injuries under Michigan law. In fact, there are several dog bite laws in Michigan that can be used in favor of the victim and holds the dog owner liable.  The main statute, called the Michigan Dog Bite statute, clearly states that an owner of the dog is strictly liable and can be sued for a victim’s injuries.

Our client sustained four puncture wounds on the right calf and three lesions on the left calf.   She went to the hospital the day of the attack and the wounds were cleaned and treated with topical ointments. She followed up with a family doctor who prescribed medication.  She also followed up with a counsellor regarding nightmares she had had since the attack.  The attack left very little residual scarring. We filed a claim on her behalf seeking compensation against the dog owner for her pain and suffering and minor medical expenses. The home-owner’s insurance company for the owner of the dogs has agreed to pay her a $22,500.00 settlement. This case was settled before a lawsuit was ever needed to be filed.

If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by a dog that was unrestrained, you should contact our Michigan dog bite attorneys as soon as possible at 800-606-1717 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 a no-fee promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.

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