Settlements & Jury Verdicts

Michigan dog bite settlements are usually paid by the homeowners insurance company for the owner of the dog. Almost all homeowners insurance policies cover dog bites and attacks in Michigan. The company will defend the dog owner in a lawsuit, investigate the case, and then determine whether to pay a settlement to the victim. Many of these cases result in substantial settlements and jury verdicts.

Getting the best settlement for your dog bite claim is a job for an experienced attorney. Our dog bite lawyers have obtained significant settlements to compensate victims of dog bites and attacks for over forty years. We have also won substantial jury verdicts in dog bite cases for our injured clients. Settlements for dog bite injuries are determined by a number of factors and specific facts related to an incident. Factors that go into determining the amount of a settlement include:

  • The facts surrounding the incident itself and the ferociousness of the dog attack.
  • The size of any scars or disfigurements resulting from the dog bite. Location of the bite is also a big factor in determining fair compensation because scars on the face and arms generally receive higher compensation because they are more conspicuous, especially on women and children.
  • Psychological trauma from the dog bites attack, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • The type of medical treatment you received for your dog bite injuries, such as emergency treatment in a clinic or hospital, stitches, plastic surgery, or other medical care.
  • If you will need future treatment for your dog bite injuries, this would likely increase the amount of your settlement.
  • The total amount of medical bills and expenses incurred due to the attack.
  • The amount lost wages and income you suffered from work time missed from the dog attack.
  • The social effects that the injuries from the dog bite have had on your life.
  • The amount of the insurance policy limits available from the dog owner’s insurance policy, which is usually either a business policy or homeowner’s insurance policy.

There is no specific formula and you must rely on the skill and expertise of your lawyer to maximize your compensation. Any person bitten or attacked by a dog is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering damages, unless that person was a trespasser on private property or provoked the dog into the attack. Our lawyers understand how to maximize the compensation you receive to settle your case.

dog bite injury settlement involving a two year old girl who was viciously attacked by a dog that ran through a hole in a fence at a public park. She suffered severe lacerations to her face and underwent revision surgery. Future revisions will also be necessary. The lawsuit was filed in St. Clair County, Michigan.
dog bite injury settlement on behalf of a Macomb County woman attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull. The accident occurred when the dog escaped from the owner’s yard and bit the victim on the arm. She suffered significant scaring and post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the attack.
settlement for a teenage girl attacked by a neighbor’s dog in West Michigan
settlement for a Detroit man bitten in a Roseville, Michigan pit bull attack
dog bite settlement for a young girl from Warren, Michigan who was bitten in the face by a neighbor’s dog. The attack resulted in significant scars which required plastic surgery.
dog bite settlement for a 74 year old woman who was attacked by two dogs owned by her neighbor in Northern Michigan. She suffered scars on her upper arm and back, including nerve damage to her arm.
settlement for a Howell woman bitten on her face by a friend’s dog. The homeowner’s insurance company paid the settlement in the Livingston County, Michigan lawsuit.
settlement for a veterinary tech who was bitten on the face by a dog at a Downriver Detroit veterinarian’s office. She required plastic surgery to repair her lip.
Macomb County dog attack lawsuit settlement for an elder woman knocked down and bitten by a dog as she walked on a public street.
settlement for a 10 year old boy bitten on the face by neighbor’s dog in Royal Oak, Michigan
settlement for a 21 year old woman who was bitten on her face by a dog while she was visiting her friend’s home.
settlement against the relative of a young girl who was attacked and bitten on face by the relative’s dog while enjoying dinner at their home on Thanksgiving. Injuries suffered included permanent scarring and a bite above her lip, which required multiple stiches.
dog attack settlement for a woman who suffered physical injuries, including scars, and psychological damages after being attacked and bitten by a dog.
Michigan dog bite settlement for facial scarring due to a dog bite.


We have obtained significant settlements and compensation for adults, children, postal workers, delivery men and women, and utility workers all over the State of Michigan. Many of these cases settle for significant amounts on money before a lawsuit is even filed. The insurance companies know they will have to pay top dollar for your settlement when they negotiate with our lawyers.

We will be happy to speak with you about your case. We will provide you with a provide a free, no obligation case review and will represent you under our No Fee Promise. This means we pay all of the costs of the case and you pay no legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement. If you do not get a settlement, you do not owes us anything. We put that in writing for you.

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