Our dog bite injury lawyers recently settled a claim for a client who was bitten by a dog while walking through her subdivision. Our client was on her way to the DeVries Nature Center, which is located next to her subdivision, when an unleashed dog ran up from behind her in the street and jumped at her low back.
At the time of the dog attack, the dog owner who lived on that street was standing in her front yard. Due to the dog attack, our client suffered bite marks and scarring on her lower back. She required treatment for her bite injuries, including a tetanus shot, medications, and a follow up with her family doctor.
Victims chased and/or attacked by an unleashed dog in Michigan do have legal rights. Michigan has a leash law which requires dog owners to keep their dog on a leash and under control when in public areas. Many dog owners do not abide by this law and allow their dogs to run freely, however when a person is bitten by an unleashed dog, the dog owner is responsible for injuries suffered in the attack according to Michigan law.
Our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers were able to settle the dog bite lawsuit for our client against the dog owner. She received compensation for her pain and suffering as well as medical treatment that she was required to receive due to the dog attack.
If you or someone you know was bitten or attacked by an unleashed dog while on public property, you do have legal rights and should call our top rated dog bite injury lawyers immediately after the attack to learn your rights and discuss your case. Our award winning attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured dog bite clients. Call today at (800) 606-1717 for your free, no obligation consultation! We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case.