Bloomfield Hills Dog Bite Injury Lawyer Seeks Relief for Plaintiffs
Established Michigan attorney works to hold pet owners accountable
When a bite from an uncontrolled dog forces you to seek medical care, you deserve relief from the person whose animal hurt you. Some of these attacks require extensive treatment, and some even lead to permanent disfigurement or death. Michigan has been cited as one of the top 10 states for the frequency of dog bite claims, and The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills assists clients statewide so that they can recover compensation from pet owners and their insurance companies. If you are one of the 800,000 Americans victimized by a dog bite that causes you to see a doctor, our firm will battle to secure reimbursement for those healthcare costs along with other damages arising from the incident.
Common injuries associated with animal attack incidents
Dog bite injuries inflict both physical and mental harm on victims. We have the background and network of medical experts to prepare well-supported arguments on behalf of plaintiffs in cases involving:
- Puncture wounds
- Broken bones
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Deep tissue nerve damage
- Emotional or Mental distress
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Wrongful death
Many cases are resolved through settlements, but Attorney Joseph Dedvukaj is an experienced trial advocate who is always prepared to go to court to assert clients’ legal rights. No matter what forum you’re in, we’ll strive to collect payment to address healthcare expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, scarring, disfigurement and pain and suffering associated with the dog bite. You might also be able to obtain reimbursement for clothes, bags or other property destroyed in the attack.
Dog breeds frequently associated with dangerous behavior
Even the smallest breeds can cause significant harm, but types of dogs that are capable of causing the most damage include:
- Pit Bulls
- German Shepherds
- American Bulldogs
- Certain mixed-breed dogs
If you require medical treatment, you know that an animal attack is not a joke regardless of how lovable someone’s pet might seem. Michigan law requires victims to initiate legal action with three years of the incident. Taking prompt action can help make the evidence-gathering process easier and accelerate the date you receive any compensation.
Litigator advises on fault issues and defenses used in pet injury cases
Regardless of the dog’s breed or previous behavior, its owner is responsible for damages caused when the canine bites someone. This legal standard is known as strict liability. However, a defendant might try to avoid paying damages by claiming that the victim provoked the dog or was trespassing at the time of the bite. Our firm also handles cases involving other types of injuries caused by pets, such as when a large dog knocks someone down. However, in these cases, negligence on the owner’s part must be demonstrated to win in court.
Contact an Oakland County attorney to set up a free consultation about a dog bite case
The Joseph Dedvukaj Firm, P.C. in Bloomfield Hills pursues compensation for Michigan clients who have suffered injuries after being attacked by another person’s dog. Please call 248-621-4873 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free consultation.