Our Clare County Michigan pit bull dog attack lawyers at the law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. recently settled a claim for a 7 year old boy. Our client was attacked by a pit bull dog while being babysat by a neighbor. The claim was settled with the insurance company before going to trial. The case was settled for $55,000.00.
As a result of the pit bull attack, our client suffered serious injuries including scars on his scalp, arm, and a fractured orbital bone. The 7 year old boy was taken to the emergency room immediately after the attack.
Often times, a dog attack does occur at the property of a neighbor, friend, or acquaintance. Nonetheless, if the person is bitten while lawfully on the property, the owner or keeper of the dog can be held liable for the injuries under Michigan law. In fact, there are several dog bite laws in Michigan that can be used in favor of the victim and hold the dog owner liable. The main statute is called the Michigan dog bite statute. This law clearly states that an owner of the dog is liable and can be sued for a victims injuries.
If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by dog that was unrestrained, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers as soon as possible at (800) 606-1717 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.