Compensation For Dog Bite Case in Michigan

Compensation for a dog bite or dog attack in Michigan is dependent on a number of factors.  There is no magic formula or dog bite settlement calculator that insurance companies and attorneys use to determine the compensation amount.  Settlement amounts are often based upon similar cases and the results achieved by the attorney for the dog bite victim in other cases.

Factors that help determine the compensation for a dog bite claim include:

  • The facts surrounding the dog bite attack
  • The location where dog bite attack occurred
  • If there was any provocation for the dog attack
  • If the dog owner has insurance coverage for the attack
  • The amount of the insurance policy limits if there was coverage
  • The type and location of the injuries (arms, face, legs)
  • The type of medical treatment needed to date
  • The type of medical treatment needed in the future
  • If the scars and disfigurements are permanent in nature
  • The age and sex of the victim
  • The amount of medical bills related to the dog bite attack
  • The amount of lost wages resulting from the attack

Dog bite settlements include compensation for pain and suffering, scars and disfigurement, psychological damages, medical expenses and lost wages.

Our Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Our experienced Michigan dog bite injury lawyers represent victims and their family in lawsuits involving serious scar injuries and disfigurement from a dog attack.  These lawsuits seek compensation for the victim for the injuries suffered, whether it be physical or psychological. We will hire specialized investigators to document the incident, supplementing any evidence you have been able to collect.

Contact Our Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Want to know the settlement value of your dog bite case?    Tell us your story and we will evaluate your case.

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You can also contact us initially through our website Free Case Review Box. If you prefer that type of contact initially, we will review your case and get back to you quickly with our initial opinions. Our goal is to learn as much as possible about your case and then provide you with your best legal options.

Michigan Dog Bites & Attacks | Medical Bills & Expenses

At Buckfire & Buckfire P.C., we have the most experienced Michigan dog bite injury attorneys.  We represent victims of dog bites and attacks throughout the State of Michigan.  Substantial injuries can occur from a dog bite. They may include broken bones, scarring, deformities, serious lacerations, permanent nerve damage, and even death.  Often, victims of a dog bite and attack may suffer psychological and emotional anguish well after the dog bite and attack episode happened.

Victims of a dog bite can sue the owner or keeper of the attacking dog for pain and suffering, fright and shock, and both the physical and psychological injuries from the attack.  Substantial medical bills and expenses for treatment can incur from the injuries suffered from a dog attack.  This can include hospital or urgent care clinic bills, x-rays and radiology studies, EMG’s and tests for nerve damage, and plastic surgery bills for scars and disfigurements.

Medical Bills & The Costly Outcome From Dog Bites & Attacks

When medical bills arise after a dog bite, the victim can also seek payment of those expenses from the owner of the dog. Usually, the homeowner’s insurance company of the dog owner has a medical pay provision to pay for all of these expenses.  Also, the lawsuit can pursue payment of both past medical bills and any future medical expenses, like plastic surgery or scar revision.

Our dog bite lawyers are experts at winning considerable amounts in Michigan dog bite lawsuit settlements for their clients.  Many of these cases attained reimbursement of medical expenses and provisions for payment of future medical bills.

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The Cost Of A Michigan Dog Bite & Attack | Medical Bills & Expenses

Our Michigan dog bite attorneys handle cases involving dog bites and attacks throughout the State of Michigan. These are personal injury cases seeking money settlements for victims of dog attacks. The injuries suffered are often severe and permanent, including scars, disfigurement, and even nerve damage. Many victims also suffer psychological and emotional damage.

Who Is Responsible For The Cost Of A Dog Attack?

The dog owner is legally responsible for an injury to a person or property and may be responsible for reimbursing the injured person for:

  • medical bills
  • lost income
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage.

Medical Bills is the most obvious expenses of dog-inflicted injuries. They include all costs that are a result of the injury, which can include bills for doctors, including specialists such as plastic surgeons, and hospital services, medication, physical therapy and, in some cases, visits to a counselor or psychiatrist. (more…)

Medical Bills From Michigan Dog Bites & Attacks

Careless pet owners put others at risk of serious injuries such as dog bites.  Unfortunately, no matter how sweet or gentle a dog’s disposition may be, he or she can become vicious in a heartbeat when feeling scared or threatened. When dogs attack, it can lead to damages that require immediate medical attention for the victim. Dog owners are responsible for the actions of their pets, and therefore, they can be held legally liable if their dog injures another person and forced to pay the victim’s medical bills and expenses.

Our Michigan dog bite injury attorneys have the most experience with representing clients who have suffered traumatic injuries for a dog bite and attack.  The traumatic injuries that occur from a dog attack can include broken bones, scarring, deformities, serious lacerations, permanent nerve damage, and even death.  Victims of a dog bite and attack may also suffer from psychological and emotional distress well after the dog bite and attack episode happened. (more…)

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims of dog bite injuries and attacks and their families in cases throughout the State of Michigan.  We represent a wide range of clients in these cases, including , children, postal workers, and utility workers.  There are specific Michigan dog bite laws that apply to these cases.  Owners and keepers of dogs in Michigan are strictly liable for dog bites and attacks.  This means that the dog bite victim does not have to prove that the owner was negligent, only that he or she was bitten or attacked.  Our Michigan dog bite lawyers help bring justice to dog bite victims who suffer injuries and to their families who have lost a loved one due to a dog attack.

Common Types of Michigan Dog Bite Injuries

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers pursue cases for many different types of injuries caused from the dog attack.  These include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement resulting from scars
  • Infection
  • Bone Fracture Injury
  • Rabies
  • Nerve Damage
  • Death

In addition to physical injuries, a dog bite victim can often suffer from psychological damages as well.  These psychological damages can include, but are not limited to, nightmares, embarrassment, medical expenses for plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lost income.

Michigan Dog Bite Injury & Attack Cases

Victims and their families can file a lawsuit against the dog owner for the injuries suffered.  A lawsuit for a Michigan dog bite must be filed with the court, unless the insurance company settles the claim sooner.  Once the lawsuit is filed, a claim for damages and losses is made and proof of the dog bite attack injury is documented through medical records, medical bills, photographs, and any witnesses that were at the scene of the attack.  In fact, our Michigan dog bite lawyers recommend victims to take photos and descriptions of the place where the attack occurred to help assist your case and get the best possible dog bite settlement.

Other useful evidence a victim should collect at the time of the attack include the names of the dog and dog owner, the dog owner’s address, addresses and names of people who witnessed the attack, and medical evaluation of the wound by the treating physician. In situations in which a victim dies due to the injuries suffered in the dog attack, the family can file a Michigan wrongful death claim for the loss of their loved one.

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer No Fee Promise

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you in your Michigan dog bite injury and attack case under our NO FEE PROMISE.  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!

Contact a Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

If you or a family member suffer injuries in a dog bite attack, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers immediately.  We have attained substantial Michigan dog bite lawsuits for victims of dog bite attacks, and we can do the same for you. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan dog bite attorneys about your case.





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