Dog Bite Lawyer in Michigan
Types of Damages
The specific types of damages that may be awarded in dog bite cases will vary depending upon your particular situation, as well as the specific injuries you or your child has suffered. First and foremost would be damages awarded for the physical injuries you have sustained. If your injuries were serious enough and you missed work, you may be able to seek compensation for lost wages. Then you may seek financial compensation for any damage to the clothing that you were wearing, as well as accessories such as sunglasses or jewelry. Additional, non-physical damages may be awarded, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Fear of dogs or the outdoors
- Post-traumatic stress
- Psychological trauma due to scarring/disfigurement
In some cases, a victim may be able to recover punitive damages as well. These would typically be awarded in cases where the dog owner was grossly negligent, instructed the dog to attack, etc.
Learn more from a Michigan dog bite attorney!
If you would like to learn more about how much money you may be able to recover, and for what damages, contact a Michigan dog bite lawyer at Freedman Law Group as soon as possible. We have the legal knowledge and experience to effectively evaluate the true worth of your claim and then pursue that through negotiations with the insurance company or in civil court if necessary. Since 1994, our Michigan personal injury attorney has been providing professional and personal legal counsel to dog bite victims throughout Michigan. We are fully dedicated to helping you recover the damages you need – and deserve – for your dog bite claim.