Our Sterling Heights dog bite lawyers recently filed a dog bite lawsuit in the Macomb County Circuit. Our client is a 46 year old man who suffered significant bites to face by a dog owned by his sister. The dog was medium sized mixed breed dog.
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, however, what many people do not realize is that 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. Therefore, if both relatives act in a civil manner after the attack they can still maintain their relationship after the victim is fairly compensated for the dog bite injuries.
Our client suffered a laceration to the face which required stitches. He has permanent facial scars as a result of the dog bite. He is also seeking psychological counseling as a result of the attack.
The dog bite lawsuit was filed in the Macomb County Circuit Court in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. It seeks compensation for the pain and suffering relating to the attack, as well as the permanent scar and disfigurement. Additional damages are being sought for medical expenses and psychological injuries. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by a relative’s dog, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers 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.