Yes - You Can File For Compensation Of Your Injuries!
Each dog attack story is different and the injuries that can result can
also vary drastically. For example, one of our most recent cases took
place at an apartment complex in Detroit, Michigan. Our client, a 34-week
pregnant woman, was walking outside her apartment complex around 7:00
p.m. She saw 2 dogs unleashed so she turned around and began to walk fast.
Both dogs started charging at her, and therefore she ran faster to get
away. Once she got inside the apartment building, her hip was in severe
pain. The pain was so excruciating she could hardly walk.
The next morning she was taken to Harper Hospital via EMS where she was
diagnosed with Osteitis Pubis restrictions – unable to walk or climb
any stairs. The elevator at the apartment complex she lives in is currently
broken and she has to be carried up and down the stairs if she wants to
leave. She may also require a C-section to deliver her baby as a result
of the injury.
The apartment complex was well aware of the problems with the dogs and
their owners since there had been previous incidents where the dogs had
chased/charged other tenants. Our Detroit dog bite lawyers filed a lawsuit
on behalf of our client in Wayne County Circuit Court and are seeking
damages for her pain and suffering, medical bills associated with the
incident, and more.
Understanding that you don’t have to actually get mauled by a dog
to be eligible to file a claim, may be eye-opening to some. Our client
clearly sustained serious injury due to the negligence of dog owners,
and therefore she was eligible to file for compensation.
Were Your Injuries a Result of a Dog Chase?
The majority of dog attacks or incidents where an individual is chased
by a dog, the owner is typically held liable – often because with
these types of incidents the dog is not provoked. If you or a loved one
has suffered injuries caused by a dog chase, call Goodman Acker P.C. to
discuss your case for free. Our
Detroit injury attorney will determine whether or not you have a claim, explain your rights and
what damages you may be entitled to, and discuss the process of filing
a claim. For over 30 years, we have been helping victims obtain the compensation
they deserve after an attack.