Our dog bite attorneys represent victims of dog bites and attacks in cases for personal injury damages. We represent both adults and children in these cases. A dog attack can lead to very serious and permanent injuries. In some cases, a dog bite attack can result in death.
Statistics show that there are several risk factors for death from a dog bite attack. Fatal dog bite attacks result most often when:
- There is more than one dog involved
- The attack occurs on the owner's property (70%)
- There is a history of prior aggression by the dog
- A sleeping infant is attacked
- A child gains unauthorized access to fenced yard or leashed dog
- A dog escapes an enclosure or restraint
Certain breeds of dogs are also more likely to be involved in a fatal dog bite attack. These include German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers, Pit Bulls, St. Bernard, and Great Danes. Mixed breed dogs are also involved in deadly dog bite attacks.
Dog Bite Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims
Our lawyers file dog attack wrongful death lawsuits for the family members of victims. These lawsuits seek compensation and settlements for the pain and suffering endured by the deceased prior to death, the loss of society and companionship of the loved one by the family members, the loss of income and support for a parent, and payment of funeral and burial expenses.
The homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner usually pays a settlement to the family. Many times, the claim can be settled with the insurance adjuster before a lawsuit is actually filed in court. These settlements are often significant due to the horrific circumstances of the attack and the effect of the death on the surviving family members.
Contact Our Michigan Dog Attack Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our experienced Michigan dog bite lawyers have a tremendous track record of significant settlements in these cases and can do the same for you. If your family member died in a dog bite attack, you should contact our law firm 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. Get started on your case today by calling us at (800) 606-1717 or fill in the orange Get Help Now box on this page and press Review My Case. We will call you shortly to discuss your case.