Can A Parent File a Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit For A Child?

Parents in Michigan can file a Michigan dog bite lawsuit or claim for their child.  Under Michigan law, a person cannot bring their own lawsuit until the age of 18.  However, a parent, guardian, or other family member can bring the claim on behalf of the child.  This is a common occurrence for dog bite cases.

The process for parents filing dog bite claims for a child is relatively simple.  First, it is important to contact an experienced Michigan dog bite lawyer to assist you with the claim.  There are specific requirements for bringing claims on behalf of a child and the failure to follow those procedures can ruin the case.

For example, a parent cannot agree to a settlement with an insurance company without getting the permission from a judge to settle the claim.  The judge will want to see the child’s injuries in person to make sure that the settlement was fair and in the child’s best interest.  A parent or guardian cannot even sign the Release of All Claims for the settlement without getting approval from the court first.

Also, the settlement funds must be placed in an account that prohibits the money from being spent without court permission.  There are specific forms that must be filed with the county probate court to even set up this account in the first place.  Many times, the settlement money is used to buy an insurance policy that provides payments for college and other needs after the child turns 18 years old.  Again, the court must approve the terms of this policy.

Determining the settlement value of a child dog bite is a job for an attorney that has handled these cases in the past.  There are many considerations that go into the amount of the settlement and the experienced lawyers at our firm know how to get the maximum possible settlement in these cases.   Once you agree to a settlement you cannot come back at a later date and ask for more money, so it is important that you have the best legal representation to get you or your child the highest settlement and to make sure that all legal procedures have been followed with the courts.

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Our NO FEE PROMISE guarantees you that you will receive the best possible legal representation for your Michigan dog bite case at no cost, unless you receive a settlement in your case.   If we accept your case, we will perform all of the legal work and pay all of the file costs and expenses. We only charge legal fees if you receive compensation in your case and we only get paid our fees at the end of the case.  This is a No Fee, No Win agreement.

Contact A Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

For more information on how you can receive the best compensation after your Michigan dog bite or attack, call now to speak with one of our attorneys about your case, call us now at (800) 606-1717 or simply submit the GET HELP NOW form on this page and we will get back to you quickly.

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