How To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

Want to bring a Michigan dog bite lawsuit?  Here is what you need to know to get started on your case.

First, it is essential that you choose the best dog bite lawyer for your case.  Our award winning attorneys have won the highest settlements in Michigan in dog attack cases.   We use our skill, experience, and knowledge to prove liability against the dog owner to maximize the amount of your settlement.  We will do the same for you.

There are several important things that our lawyers do before we ever file a dog bite lawsuit. First, we fully investigate the case and gather all evidence, including witness statements and photographs of the dog bite injuries. We often hire  investigators to document the incident and have a professional photographer take photographs of the scars to best show the severity of the injury.

We also get all of your medical records, medical bills, and expenses related to your care and treatment.  If you suffered lost wages due to the attack, we get documentation to prove the amount of your loss.   This information can be very valuable and can assist in obtaining the best possible settlement for your Michigan dog bite lawsuit.

Process To Bring A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

We start by filing a Michigan Dog Bite Complaint and Jury Demand with the court, unless the insurance company settles the claim sooner. Typical damages a dog bite victim can receive compensation for include:

  • Scars & Disfigurement: If the bite causes scarring or other unsightly marks, your are entitled to recovery for disfigurement.
  • Pain and suffering: This is the right to compensation for physical pain and suffering and mental anguish you have suffered and could possibly endure in the future.
  • Loss of Earnings: You are entitled to recover for the loss of earning which you suffered from your injuries. This includes wages, commissions, bonuses, and all other earnings and fringe benefits.
  • Medical Expenses: Medical expenses that you had to pay for at hospital, clinic, or to a pharmacy.

After the Dog Bite Lawsuit Is Filed

Once the lawsuit is filed, a claim for damages and losses is made and proof of the dog bite attack injury is documents through medical records, medical bills, photographs, and any witness statements that were at the scene of the attack. Many dog bite attack lawsuits are settled out of court because there are very few legitimate defenses to a dog bite case.

However, if both parties cannot agree on a settlement amount, the judge will set a trial date. Although we settle more than 95% of our lawsuits before going to trial, we have a tremendous track record of success in jury trials.   The jury will then determine how seriously you were injured, and the appropriate amount of compensation for your injuries.

Our Michigan Dog Bite Settlements

We settle over 97% of our dog bite 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.

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