Children May Require Repeated Plastic Surgery After Dog Bite

Michigan dog bite lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. represent children injured from dog attacks. Often times, dog bites and attacks result in catastrophic injuries to the face, scalp, and neck requiring repeated plastic surgery for persistent scarring. When a dog bite occurs, the victim is entitled under Michigan law to pursue a claim for damages against the dog owner. The psychological damages caused by these attacks can last a lifetime.

Our personal injury law firm has represented dog bite victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining size-able Michigan dog bite settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible.

According to reports, 95 percent of the time, the dog was known to the dog bite victim and family, belonging either to the family, friend, or neighbor. Most dog bite attacks occur when a child was playing, petting, or interacting with the dog with no supervision. Dog bites in children are frequent and influenced by the breed-related behavior of dogs, dog owners, children, and parents. Children who are younger than 10 years old represent the high-risk group for dog attacks.

In addition, research has shown that most plastic surgeons treating dog bite injuries in children advise parents about the possible need for further surgery for scar revision, and provide counseling to align expectations with expected surgical outcomes. After suffering injuries from a dog bite attack a child will suffer from high psycho-sociological consequences of trauma that can burden the quality of life of the affected child and his or her family such as low self-esteem and post-traumatic stress disorder.

If your child was bitten in the face by a dog, you should contact our Michigan dog bite attorneys as soon as possible 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 our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.

Children injured in a dog attack do have legal rights. Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the Get Help Now box to the right and “Submit”. We will be in contact with you shortly.

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