Every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. seeks medical treatment for an dog bite. They can cause disfigurement, lead to infection, cause brain damage, require extensive surgical repair and in many cases lead to lifelong emotional trauma.
When dogs attack very small children — who are the most frequent victims of dog attacks — the outcome can be catastrophic, including the loss of life.
It does not have to be a big dog, or a trained attack dog. We have seen serious injuries caused by small dogs, cats and other animals.
If you or someone in your family has been bitten by a dog, or bitten or scratched by any other animal, you may be eligible for compensation from the animal’s owner.
The basis for a dog bite or animal attack claim is that the attack occurred due to the owner’s negligence. In Michigan owners are required by law to control their dogs. If the owner did not have the dog on a leash, or if the owner was aware that the dog could be aggressive, the owner may be liable for the cost of your injuries — even if the attack occurred on the owner’s property.
Call the Animal Bite Attorneys at David W. Brauer, PLLC
At David W. Brauer, PLLC, Howell dog bite lawyer David Brauer is pleased to offer a free consultation to assess your case. We invite you to contact us for an appointment by e-mail, or call us at (517) 548-1998.