Our Farmington Hills dog bite lawyers recently filed a lawsuit for a woman bitten in the face by a dog. Our client was at the defendant’s home to run an estate sale. She was at the home for several days without incident. On the last day of the sale, the homeowner’s dog bit her in the face for no reason.
Our client suffered serious and permanent visible scars to her face. She was evaluated by a plastic surgeon and she is a candidate for a procedure to help minimize the scars. She is contemplating whether to undergo the surgery, which has risks of its own, including infection and additional scarring.
The dog bite lawsuit seeks damages caused by the attack. Liability is clear under the Michigan Dog Bite Statute so the only issue for the jury is the amount of damages. The lawsuit seeks compensation for her pain and suffering as well as the disfiguring scars caused by the bite. The case was filed in the Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.
Dog bites to the face not only cause significant and often permanent scars, but can also cause injuries to the nerves of the face. Depending on the severity of the scar, many times the victim will require plastic surgery or some other procedure, like dermabrasion, to minimize the appearance of the scar. Those procedures can often reduce the size or shape of the scar but rarely ever totally eliminate the scar. A noticeable scar to the face can cause psychological injuries to the victim as well, including low self-esteem and post-traumatic stress disorder.
If you or someone you know suffers injuries in a dog attack, including a bite to the face, call our top rated Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. attorneys now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your rights. We will begin your investigation of the claim right away and represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we prove and win your case. Call today for your free consultation!