Our Michigan dog attack injury attorneys recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of our client, a thirteen-year-old girl, who was bitten on the face by a relative’s dog while eating dinner at their home on Thanksgiving. She suffered serious injuries, including permanent scarring and a bite above her lip, which required twenty-one stiches.
Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. dog attack injury lawyers were able to settle the lawsuit for $77,000.00. The lawsuit settlement was paid by the dog owners’ home owner’s insurance.
Quite often, a person suffers serious injuries when they are bitten by a dog belonging to a family member or relative. This often happens when the families get together for a social visit or holiday gathering. The biting dog may or may not have had a previous history of biting.
A person bitten by a family member’s dog does have legal rights to sue the relative for the dog bite injuries. This can present an uncomfortable situation between two close relatives, but the animosity often begins immediately after the attack when the owner of the dog is unapologetic or relatively unconcerned about the dog attack. However, In these cases, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company usually pays a settlement to the dog bite victim. Family members do not have to worry about the relative paying a settlement out of their own pockets and insurance rates usually do not increase after this type of settlement payment.
If you or a family members suffers injuries due to a Michigan dog attack by a relative’s dog, call our top rated law firm office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan dog attack attorneys. We will start working on your case immediately, gathering all the evidence and witness statements necessary to prove and win your case. Call today for you free consultation and learn your legal rights!