Howell Dog Bite Lawsuit Filed In Livingston County

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers filed a lawsuit in the Livingston County Circuit Court for a woman bitten on the face by a dog.  She was visiting a neighbor’s home when the family dog jumped up and bit her on the face.  She suffered a hole through her cheek which required plastic surgery.  She has a permanent scar on her face from the dog attack.

A person bitten by a neighbor’s dog has the legal right to sue for compensation under Michigan law if lawfully on the property.   There are several dog bite laws in Michigan that can be used in favor of the victim and holds the dog owner liable.  The main statute, called the Michigan Dog Bite statute, clearly states that an owner of the dog is strictly liable and can be sued for a victim’s injuries.

Compensation sought in a dog bite lawsuit is for pain and suffering, fright and shock, and scarring and disfigurement.  Many dog bite victims also suffer psychological trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder and compensation is available for those claims as well.   The cost of hospital and medical expenses can also be claimed.  If the victim will need future plastic or cosmetic surgery, the amount of that treatment is included in the settlement demand.

The home-owner’s insurance company for the owner of the dogs will ultimately pay a significant settlement in this case.  The court has not set a date for the jury trial. 

If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by a dog that was unrestrained, you should contact our Michigan dog bite attorneys as soon as possible at 800-606-1717 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 a no-fee promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.

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