Our Michigan dog attack lawyers recently obtained a settlement involving a two year old girl who was viciously attacked by a dog that ran through a hole in a fence while playing at a public park. The defendant’s property was next door to the park. The incident occurred in Clyde Twp., Michigan while she was with her mother.
We filed a lawsuit on behalf of the young child for her pain and suffering resulting from the canine attack. We also filed a lawsuit on behalf of the minor client’s mother for negligent infliction of emotional distress having witnessed the savage attack and the devastating injuries that resulted.
Often times, an attack does occur when a dog either runs through or is able to get its head through a fence and bites a person. If the person is bitten while lawfully on the property, or on public property, such as in the street, the owner or keeper of the animal can be held liable for the injuries under Michigan law. In fact, there are several laws in Michigan that can be used in favor of the victim and hold the owner liable. The main statute, called the Michigan dog bite statute, clearly states that an owner of the canine is liable and can be sued for a victims injuries.
Our minor client suffered severe lacerations to her face. She was transported to Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital for emergency revision surgery. One additional revision surgery was performed and future revisions will be necessary. We filed a claim on her behalf seeking compensation for her injuries against the dog owners for her pain and suffering, psychological damages, and medical expenses. The case was settled prior to the one year anniversary of the attack. The case settled for $485,000.00.
If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by dog that was unrestrained or ran through a fence, contact our top rated law firm today at (800) 606-1717. Our experienced attorneys will explain your legal rights to you and begin our investigation of the claim. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.