Few things are more frightening than being attacked by dog. With over 39% of Americans owning at least one dog, many consider them to be a “man’s best friend.” However, we need to remember even the most trusted dogs can inflict injuries on both children and adults, leaving victims severely injured and traumatized. In fact, for children, dog bite injuries can be fatal.
At Goodman Acker P.C., our Detroit dog bite attorneys are prepared to help victims and their families who have suffered serious injury as a result of an attack. We have a complete understanding of the Michigan laws that govern dog bite attacks and injuries. We know how to successfully apply them to your case so that you may get the best results.
Many states, including Michigan, have a “strict liability” statute which holds the owner of the dog strictly liable for the dog’s behavior if the attack is unprovoked; that is, the victim did nothing to threaten the dog or cause it to attack in self-defense. It makes no difference where the attack took place or if the attack is the animal’s first.
More often than not, the dog that attacked you or your loved one is your neighbor or friend’s dog. Due to this fact, many fear that filing a dog bite lawsuit will make the situation even more uncomfortable than it is. However, what many victims do not realize is that when you file a Michigan dog bite claim, the dog owner’s homeowner’s insurance company typically pays the settlement. Therefore, the settlement money does not come out of the owner’s pocket nor causes their insurance rate to increase.
Victims suffering from dog bite injuries due to an attack may be able to recover compensation for several types of damages, including:
The damages from a dog bite are often significant and can depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your injuries and the type of medical treatment sought. An experienced lawyer should be able to evaluate your claim and determine what is fair compensation for your injuries. Making the mistake of hiring an attorney who has not handled these types of claims can mean the difference of not maximizing your settlement.
During our more than 150 years of experience, our dog bite injury attorneys have helped victims throughout Detroit, and the Tri-County area of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb win the maximum settlement for their injuries. We have the skills and knowledge to win your case and are dedicated to providing the best possible legal services. We represent our clients on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no legal fees or costs unless we win your case or obtain a settlement on your behalf.
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If you have been wrongly injured, we would be happy to review the specific details of your case to determine how we can help.