Case Type: Michigan Dog Bite
Facts of the Case
On September 5, 2015, our client and his dog were attacked by defendant’s dog while walking in their Royal Oak, Michigan neighborhood. The defendant’s dog was a large Siberian Husky. Our client’s hand was bitten as he attempted to save his dog from being attacked. Our client sustained an injury to his dominant ring finger which required emergency medical attention and follow-up care that included several months of physical therapy. Our client's dog required sutures to close a severe wound to its torso.
Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered
- Injury to dominant hand and ring finger
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Other Types of Damages
- Unpaid medical expenses
- Unpaid veterinary expenses
Legal Issues in the Case
- Was defendant liable under the strict liability dog bite statute?
- Was there any issues concerning trespass or provocation?
- Was the client entitled to reimbursement of medical and veterinary services?
What We Did To Win The Settlement
We conducted a full investigation of the attack. We obtained animal control records concerning the attack. We obtained all of our client’s medical records and our client’s dog’s vet records. We aggressively pursued resolution of this matter without the need to file a lawsuit.
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