Yes, you can sue if you were a Federal Express driver attacked by a dog in Michigan. In this type of dog bite injury case, the Federal Express driver has two types of claims that may arise under Michigan law. The first claim is a claim for workers compensation benefits, where the injured worker will receive wage loss benefits during the period of disability from the attack, and also receive medical expense benefits for all treatment related to injuries from the animal bite and/or attack.
The second claim is against the dog owner or animal owner for pain and suffering damages resulting from injuries from the animal bite or attack. Dog attacks often result in significant scarring and disfigurement and bone fractures. Under the Michigan law for dog bite injuries and attacks, the owner or keeper of the dog may be strictly liable for the attack and for failing to keep the dog properly leashed. Additionally, the animal owner will be responsible for repaying the workers compensation benefits paid out by the Federal Express Company.
Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you suffer dog bite injuries after being attacked while working as a Fed Ex driver in Michigan. Under Michigan law, you do have the legal right to sue the dog owner. Our experienced Michigan Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. dog attack attorneys will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you can file a dog bite attack lawsuit. We will represent you in your Federal Express dog bite attack case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free consultation!