Dog Bite Lawyer Settles Oakland County, Michigan Dog Attack Lawsuit

Our dog bite lawyers recently settled an Oakland County dog bite lawsuit for our forty-four year old client who was bitten and attacked by her neighbor’s dogs.  She was attacked by  a German Shepard and Pit Bull owned by her neighbor entered in her own backyard.  After being knocked down by the dogs, she was viciously bitten on her arms and body.   She suffered serious doge bite wounds that required emergency medical treatment and stitches and have left her with permanent disfiguring scars on both her arm and back.  She also suffered nerve damage to her arm which causes numbness and this may be a permanent condition.

A person bitten by a neighbor’s dog does have legal rights to sue the neighbor for the dog bite injuries. In these cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company usually pays a settlement to the dog bite victim. Neighbors do not have to worry about the other neighbor paying a settlement out of their own pockets and insurance rates usually do not increase after this type of settlement payment. Therefore, if both neighbors act in a civil manner after the attack they can still maintain their relationship after the victim is fairly compensated for the dog bite injuries.

We filed the Michigan dog attack lawsuit in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan.  The lawsuit sought compensation for her pain and suffering, disfiguring scars, and both physical and psychological injuries suffered in the attack.  The lawsuit also sought damages for the medical expenses paid for the injuries and treatment.  The incident occurred in April 2012 and we filed the lawsuit shortly after the attack.   The parties attended a mediation and agreed to settle the lawsuit for $175,000 in October 2012, just six months after the dog bite attack.  The settlement was paid by the homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner.

If you or a loved one suffers injuries in a Michigan dog attack, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 or simply fill out the orange Get Help Now box to the right of this page and “Click to Send.” We will be in contact with your shortly. Our Michigan dog bite lawyers have experience in these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for their dog injured clients. Call now for your free consultation and to learn your legal rights.

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