Our dog bite lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle cases involving death from dog bite injuries and attacks in Michigan. Every year, approximately 35 people die from injuries related to dog bites and attacks. Under Michigan law, when a dog or pack of dogs kills a person, or a victim dies due to the severe injuries caused in the attack, the surviving family can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit against the dog owner. In this type of lawsuit, the family of the deceased victim can recover compensation for their losses, including loss of society and companionship, loss of support, and economic loss, as well as possible pain and suffering damages the victim suffered from the time of the attack until his or her death.
There is a certain procedure and time limitations one should follow and understand when filing a Michigan wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a dog bite victim. That is why is is very important to contact an experienced dog bite attorney immediately if you have lost someone due to a dog attack in Michigan.