No Charges Expected In Pit Bull Death

Over the weekend an unthinkable tragedy occurred, a 10-day-old baby boy was mauled to death by his family's pit bull terrier.Although the circumstances surrounding the attack continue to be investigated, Chief Jeff Hadley of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety stated that it is not expected that criminal charges will be filed. While no details have been provided regarding the investigation, Hadley did indicate that he believed that the pit bull has been euthanized.

This tragedy highlights just how dangerous dogs can be.Dogs of all sizes and breeds, from the stray on the street to a beloved pet, can attack. As the weather warms and we take to the fresh air, bicycling, walking, gardening, our exposure to dogs and dog attacks increases. 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 an attack can stay with you for life.

If you or someone you love is attacked and injured by a dog, the dog owner may be responsible. Michigan is a strict liability state in regards to dog bites. No matter whether the dog has shown aggressive behavior in the past or if it has already bitten someone before, 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 and we will work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we are successful in recovering a settlement or judgment on your behalf. We handle dog bite cases throughout the metro Detroit areaincluding Dearborn Heights, Westland, Livonia, Troy, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Sterling Heights , Warren and more. 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.

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.