The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that some 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs every year--sadly, half of those people are children.
Michigan law holds dog owners responsible for any physical injury their dog causes to an individual through biting. Many people believe that “every dog is allowed one bite,” but this is simply not true. A dog’s “good behavior” before an attack does not shield the dog owner from responsibility.
Besides the emotional and physical trauma of a dog bite, the results can cost victims thousands of dollars in medical treatment and counseling. Damages from a dog bites include physical injury as well as emotional pain and suffering. Oftentimes even after emergency medical treatment, victims require plastic surgery and counseling. It is important to photograph the injuries with your camera or smart phone.
Homeowners Insurance companies don't want you to know that your injury is likely covered under the dog owner's insurance policy. In fact, they often argue that you or your child provoked the dog into biting. Our experienced personal injury attorneys fight against insurance companies and make sure they pay the compensation you or your loved one are owed after a dog bite injury. These damages can last into the future and our experienced attorneys can make sure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
Before you sign papers from an insurance company, please contact our experienced personal injury lawyers for a FREE consultation regarding an injury caused by a dog bite.