Michigan Dog Bites on Kids and Children

The dog bite lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire P.C. often represent kids who are injured by dog bite and attacks. These often result in severe scars and injuries on a child that require medical treatment. We have obtained significant Michigan settlements for children injured in these types of dog bite attacks.

The American Humane Association states, approximately 4.7 million dog bites occur in the U.S. each year. Out of the 4.7 million dog bites that occur, nearly 800,000 require medical care costing $1 billion in claims every year. In most cases fatal dog bites attacks occur from male dogs that aren’t neutered, chained dogs, and unrestrained dogs.

Dog bites on kids are unfortunately all too common. Researchers have suggested the main cause of aggression in dogs, especially against kids, stems from territorial behavior.  Reasons that dogs bite children often include:

  • Children under the age of 6 were more likely to be bitten when a dog felt the kids were threatening to take his food or toys.
  • Older children were bitten when the dog felt the kids were intruding on his territory.
  • A dog was more likely to bite a kid he knew while the dog was guarding his food.
  • A dog was more likely to bite a kid he didn’t know while he was protecting his territory.

Dog bites on a child are painful and frightening.  A bite on the fact of child can lead to permanent scarring and disfigurement.  Quite often, a child may need plastic surgery to correct the scar later in life.  A child with a visible scar will often feel self-conscious and be withdrawn around other children.

Claims and lawsuits for a dog bite on a child include the demand for compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement resulting from scars
  • Infection
  • Bone fracture injury
  • Rabies
  • Nerve damage

Settlements in Michigan dog bite lawsuits are typically paid by the homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner.  These settlements can be significant if the child suffered multiple bites or had an injury requiring medical treatment.  An experienced dog bite lawyer can help the child obtain the maximum settlement.

No Fee Promise For Michigan Child Dog Bite Victims

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you and your child in a 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 Child Dog Bite Lawyer

If your child  suffered 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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