On Sunday, Cathy Novak of Sterling Heights was outside working in her garden along with her two cocker spaniels. Her dogs were on chains. It was then that the two pit bulls living next door got under the fence and attacked Novak and her dogs. Novak used her cane to defend herself but nonetheless suffered numerous bites and contusions. Neighbors attempted to help Novak and called 911 on her behalf. The dogs reportedly remained aggressive even after the police arrived and one of the dogs was shot and wounded when he came at an officer. He was later put down. The other dog is in custody for observation. The owner of the dogs was cited for harboring a vicious dog and dogs running at-large.
If you or a loved one was bitten by a dog, you may be able to work with an attorney to file a claim against the owner to recover financial compensation for your injuries. At Freedman & Freedman, your initial consultation is free. We can meet with you in person, over the phone or can even travel to your home or to the hospital in order to discuss your case and what we can do for you. We handle dog bite cases throughout the entire metro Detroit area including Livonia, Redford, Westland, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Plymouth, Canton, Northville and Detroit.
A dog attack can be frightening as well as extremely painful. You may be left with permanent scars and may require physical therapy and continued treatment or surgery to avoid disfigurement. The emotional trauma associated with the incident can stay with you for life.
Contact a Detroit dog bite lawyer at Freedman & Freedman today to talk about your claim and how you can bring the dog owner to justice.