Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Grand Rapids Dog Bite Lawyers
Michigan Animal Attack Attorneys
Every year, more than 500,000 Americans will be seriously injured by a dog or other animal. In a typical year, an average of twelve children or adults will lose their lives after an animal attack by someone's so-called pet. Dog bites and animal attacks aren't a joke. Bites are typically deep and can result in permanent muscle and nerve damage. Severe scarring can result.
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The attorneys of Jensen, DeHaan & Symko, P.C., take dog bite cases very seriously. We have more than fifty combined years of personal injury litigation experience and have helped numerous people recover money for medical treatment and other costs resulting from the injury.
If you have been bitten by a dog
Fortunately, most dogs and domesticated pets are gentle and won't bite unless provoked. Some specific breeds, however, are easily agitated and a child's innocent petting gesture may provoke an attack.
If you or your child has been bitten, clean the wound immediately. Get to a doctor as soon as possible, particularly if the animal was a stray and you are unsure whether its rabies vaccinations are current. If you know the animal's owner, immediately request proof of vaccination and other health information about the dog. Follow your doctor's medical treatment precisely, and keep careful notes about prescription medications and the treatment plan.
It is also important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer right away. We understand that you may be concerned about suing a relative, friend, or neighbor to recover money. You didn't ask to be bitten, and you don't deserve the added expense that will result from treatment. We will treat the issue with sensitivity and work directly with the pet owner's insurance professionals. In many cases, a fair settlement can be reached without affecting the owner's insurance costs.
Contact us immediately to schedule a free consultation about your dog bite or animal attack injury.