Our dog bite injury lawyers handle cases involving dog bites and attacks throughout the state of Michigan for personal injury damages. Dog bite attacks can be a very traumatic and frightening experience for anyone to have to go through. The injuries sustained from a dog bite can be considerable. They may include broken bones, scarring, deformities, serious lacerations, permanent nerve damage, and even death. Many may also suffer psychological and emotional distress, well after the dog bite attack incident occurred. Victims bitten by a dog do have the right to file a claim in Michigan against the owner of the aggressive dog.
Quite often, the dog bite occurs at the home of a friend or neighbor. This often happens when the families get together for a social visit or holiday gathering. The dog may or may not have had a previous history of biting a visitor. Making a claim against your friend for a dog bite attack can obviously put a strain on friendship or relationship, but your friend should understand that you are not seeking their personal assets and intend to make an insurance claim.
In these cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company usually pays a settlement to the dog bite victim. The dog bite victim does not have to worry about the friend paying a settlement out of their own pockets and insurance rates usually do not increase after this type of settlement payment. Therefore, if both friends 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.
Attacks by a relatives dog is quite common, and many of times a victim does not want to file a lawsuit because they do not want to present an uncomfortable situation between family members. However, if a victim is attacked or bitten by relative’s dog, the family member usually does not have to pay a settlement, as the dog lawsuit is often filed against the family member’s dog owners homeowner’s insurance company. Therefore, if both relatives act in a civil manner after the attack, the relationship can still remain, and the dog bite victim will be able to get compensated for attack injuries.
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.
If you or a family member is bitten by a dog at a friend’s house, you should contact our Michigan dog bite injury lawyers as soon as possible 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 our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.
Our lawyers will represent you in your Michigan dog bite lawsuit case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever, unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. 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!