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Filing a Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

Our dog bite injury lawyers have significant experience when it comes to filing a dog bite lawsuit in Michigan on behalf of an attack victim.  Many times, we are able to settle a claim before every filing a lawsuit, but on other occasions the best way to achieve the maximum settlement is file a lawsuit at the courthouse.

Before We File A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

There are several important things that our lawyers do before we ever file a dog bite lawsuit.  First, we fully investigate the case, collection all evidence, including witness statements and photographs of the dog bite injuries. We often hire specialized investigators to document the incident, take photographs, supplementing any evidence you have been able to collect.  .

We also obtain all of your medical records if any to prove the serious nature of your injury.  This assists us in establishing the amount of compensation that you should receive for your dog attack injuries, including costs for plastic surgery if needed.  We will recommend you to take pictures throughout the entire process of the filing of the lawsuit as well. This information can be very valuable and can assist in obtaining the best possible settlement for your Michigan dog bite lawsuit.

Process To File A Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

We start by filing a Michigan Dog Bite Complaint and Jury Demand with the court, unless the insurance company settles the claim sooner. Typical damages a dog bite victim can receive compensation for include:

  • Pain and suffering: This is the right to compensation for physical pain and suffering and mental anguish you have suffered and could possibly endure in the future.
  • Loss of Earnings: You are entitled to recover for the loss of earning which you suffered from your injuries. This includes wages, commissions, bonuses, and all other earnings and fringe benefits.
  • Future Loss of Earnings: If your injuries have prevented you from your ability to earn income in the future, you can recover damages for the value of reduction in earning capacity with reasonable probability which will occur in the future.
  • Disfigurement: If the injury causes scarring or other unsightly marks, the victim is entitled to recovery for disfigurement.
  • Medical Expense: Dangers include any sort of medical expense that a victm has had to pay for at hospital, clinic, or to a pharmacy.

After the Michigan Car Accident Lawsuit is Filed

Once the lawsuit is filed, a claim for damages and losses is made and proof of the dog bite attack injury is documents through medical records, medical bills, photographs, and any witness statements that were at the scene of the attack.  Many dog bite attack lawsuits are settled out of court because there are very few legitimate defenses to a dog bite case.

However, if both parties cannot agree on a settlement amount, the judge will set a trial date.  Although we settle more than 95% of our lawsuits before going to trial, we have a tremendous track record of success in jury trials.   The jury will then determine how seriously you were injured, and the appropriate amount of compensation for your injuries.

Call Us Today To File Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawsuit

Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means that you pay no legal fees whatsoever unless we settle your claim or win your dog bite injury lawsuit.  Call us today at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys!


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