Dog Bite Lawsuit Filed in Isabella County, Michigan

Our dog bite lawyers recently filed a lawsuit on behalf of an 8 year old girl who was bitten on the face by a dog.  She was visiting the home of family friends when their dog bit her in the face.  She suffered multiple lacerations to her lip and cheek.  The attack was unprovoked.

The girl was immediately taken to the local emergency department for treatment.  She received ten stitches to her face from the emergency room physician.  Despite the stitches, she has permanent scars on her face.  She was later seen by a Lansing plastic surgeon who recommended that she undergo scar revision surgery when she reaches adolescence.  However, he did indicate the surgery would reduce the scars but there would still be noticeable scars on her face.

The lawsuit seeks damages allowed under Michigan law.  This includes compensation for fright and shock, pain and suffering, and scarring and disfigurement.   Because these scars are on a young girl, she will likely be more self-conscious about her appearance in social settings.  She also now has a fear of strange dogs for the first time in her young life.

Our dog bite attorneys have obtained significant settlements for children, both boys and girls, who have been bitten by dogs.  In this case, the owner of the dog had homeowner’s insurance coverage and the claim was submitted to the insurance company.  The girl’s family was reluctant to file a claim against a family friend but decided to proceed when they learned that the insurance company would pay the settlement.  The case is currently pending and no trial date has been set by the court.

If you or a family member suffered injuries in a dog bite attack, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers immediately. We have obtained substantial compensation and settlements for victims of dog bite attacks.   Tell us your story and we will get started on your case today. 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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