A Michigan dog bite lawsuit was recently settled on behalf of a victim attacked in Farmington Hills. Our dog bite lawyers are representing the victim, a woman who suffers permanent scarring on her face as a result of the attack.
Our client was at an estate sale at the time of incident. Suddenly and without provocation, she was bitten on the face by the owner’s dog.
Michigan is a strict liability state when it comes to dog bites occurring without provocation. MCL 287.251 provides: “If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the form or viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.”
Our Farmington Hills dog bite lawyers filed the lawsuit in the Oakland County Circuit Court. It sought payment for her pain and suffering damages as well as medical bill expenses. Injuries to our client included an open wound which required emergency care from her doctor, as well as permanent scarring on the face. An opinion was sought out by the client through a plastic surgeon who recommended her to undergo a scar revision surgery. This type of plastic surgery could help reduce the scarring. She has not yet decided if she wants to undergo the procedure.
Our attorneys were able to successfully settle the case prior to trial and our client received a confidential settlement that compensated for her damages.
Victims who are bitten in the face by a dog do have legal rights and should consult one of our top rated attorney to discuss the possibility of filing a dog bite injury claim. Filing this type of lawsuit will allow individuals to recover compensation for their pain and suffering, any medical expenses incurred by the injury, lost wages due to time spent away from work, and more. For more information of filing a claim and to learn your legal rights after a Michigan dog bite attack, call our award winning law firm office now at (800) 606-1717. We have successfully handled cases in the City of Farmington Hills and throughout the entire State. Call now for your Free, No Obligation Case Review. Best of all we will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise. This means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your claim.