Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer Files Farmington Hills Dog Attack Lawsuit

Our Michigan dog bite lawyer at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently filed a Farmington Hills dog attack lawsuit on behalf of a woman bitten in the facy by a dog while running an estates sale at the dog owners home.  The case was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court located in Pontiac, Michigan and seeks compensation for damages caused by the dog attack.

Under the Michigan dog bite statute, liablity for dog bite injuries is very clear as it states that is someone is bitten while lawfully on public or private property, the owner of the dog is automatically liable for any injury or damage the dog caused as long as the animal was not provoked.  In addition, the law makes clear that people considered lawfully on the private property of the owner include social guests, friends, family members, contractors, postal employees, utility workers, newspaper carriers, and others who were invited onto the property for a business or social purpose.

Our client was running an estate sale at the dog owners home.  The sale did last for several days, however on the final day of the sale, the homeowner’s dog bit our client in the face for no reason. Due to attack, our client suffered serious dog bite injuries, including serious and permanent scarring to the face.  The scars are visibile and she was evaluated by a plastic surgeon who recommended a procedure that will help minimize the scars.  However, our client is contemplating whether to undergo the surgery, as their are risks, which include additional scarring and infection.

Dog bite injuries range from small puncture wounds to serious scars and nerve damage.  Often times, such as this attack, these scars may require plastic surgery. The cost of this plastic surgery from a dog bite can be very expensive and quite often the dog attack victim cannot afford the expense.  Under Michigan law, the dog bite victim can claim as a part of damges in a dog bite lawsuit the past and future medical expenses caused by the dog bite.  This includes the expense of plastic surgery to improve or minimize the scar.

The Farmington Hills dog attack lawsuit seeks compensation for our client’s pain and suffering as well as the disfiguring scars caused by the bite.  No trial date has been set by the court.

If you or someone you know was lawfully on someone’s property and suffered injuries in a dog attack by the homeowner’s dog, you do have legal rights under Michigan law to sue the homeowner for your dog bite injuries.  For more information about how to file a dog bite injury complaint and to speak with one the best Michigan lawyers for your dog attack lawsuit, call our top rated law firm now at (800) 606-1717.  We discuss your case with you, explain all your legal rights, and start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.  Call now for your free consultation!

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