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Settlement Given to Relative of 1-Year-Old Bitten by Dog

Case Type: Michigan Dog Bite

Settlement: Confidential

Plaintiff: Shareena Profit, as Next Friend of Arianna Beauvais
Defendant: James Kossow and Lora Johnson
Case Number: N/A
Judge: N/A
Location: N/A
Date of Settlement: January 26, 2017

Facts of the Case

A vicious boxer dog attacked our 1-year-old client while she was being babysat at her great-aunt's house. Arianna and her great-aunt were playing on the floor when the dog, without provocation, bit her in the face.

Types of Injuries and Harm Suffered

  • Lacerations to her forehead and cheek requiring sutures
  • Lacerations to her lip and vermillion border requiring sutures
  • Residual scarring on her face

Other Types of Damages

  • Pain and suffering
  • Psychological fear of dogs
  • Medical expenses

Legal Issues in the Case

  • Who was the owner of the dog?
  • What were the injuries and damages caused by the dog bite?
  • How much compensation should be paid in a settlement?

What We Did To Win The Settlement

Our dog bite lawyers investigated to determine the owners of the dog and whether such owners had homeowner’s insurance applicable to the claim. After ascertaining this information, we gathered the pertinent documentation, including police/animal control reports, medical records, medical bills, and photographs and began discussions with the homeowner’s insurance company to explore a resolution of the claim. After multiple settlement discussions, we were able to resolve the matter with the homeowner’s insurance company without the need to file a lawsuit. The terms and amount of the settlement are confidential per the settlement agreement.

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