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Okemos Dog Bite Lawyers

Seek Compensation After an Animal Attack

Dog attacks can be traumatizing, painful, and damaging for everyone involved. Sometimes animal behaviors are difficult to read, even if the animal in question is a pet you’re familiar with. Unfortunately, when a dog becomes threatened or aggressive it can lead to a very dangerous situation. Dogs are strong animals, and if they are improperly trained they can become destructive and unsafe. If you or someone you love was attacked by a dog, our firm may be able to help you seek justice and compensation.

Our personal injury lawyers at White Law PLLC always put our clients’ needs first. If you’ve suffered a dog attack and need legal help, it is our goal to make the process as quick and simple as possible so you can focus on your recovery. With more than 60 years of experience, we are confident our firm can help you obtain the reparation you deserve.

Start building your case today and contact our office for a free consultation.

Common Dog Attack Injuries

If a dog attacks you, it can lead to serious damage, both physically and psychologically. Depending on the type of dog and the circumstances of the issue, it could cause any number of injuries. While an attack can quite certainly leave the victim in pain from physical injuries, it could also cause anxiety, fear of animals, and could trigger nightmares or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Common dog attack injuries may include:

  • Bone fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Rabies
  • Infections
  • Lacerations
  • Puncture wounds
  • Injuries that lead to severe scarring or disfigurement
  • Death

Establishing Liability

When pursuing legal action after an animal attack, it’s important to establish who is responsible for the harm you suffered. Typically, liability will depend on the ownership of the dog, and where the attack took place. For example, was the dog a stray or a pet, and did it occur in a public place or in the dog owner’s home?

With our ample resources, our firm will seek to investigate the ownership of the animal, any behavioral issues with the animal, reports of previous attacks, and any other relevant information.

What To Do After a Dog Bite Occurs

Dogs can attack for any number of reasons. Whether a dog is feeling threatened and scared or simply aggressive, finding the right response to a hostile animal in the heat of the moment can be extremely difficult.

If you were attacked by a dog, you should take the following steps to protect yourself:

  • Find a safe place away from the aggressive animal.
  • If you are safe and do not need emergency medical attention, take note of the animal. Take a photo if possible, and describe the appearance and breed of the dog. Determine whether or not the dog has a collar, or nearby owner, and where the attack took place.
  • If the dog owner is present, take down their information, including name, address, phone number, and homeowner’s insurance information.
  • In the event that there were witnesses, take down their contact information as well.
  • Seek medical attention immediately. Even if your injuries seem minor, see your doctor for a professional opinion. Keep all documentation of your visit.
  • Notify Animal Control or the police department of the attack and file an official report.
  • Contact a personal injury attorney.

Our dog bite attorneys at White Law PLLC will help you pursue compensation for all injuries and damages, including medical expenses and pain and suffering. Contact White Law PLLC to start building your case today.

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From Previous Clients

  • The outcome of my case was the one I was looking for and I highly recommend this firm!

    “I am from Chicago Illinois and Jamie didn’t hesitate to take my case. He got it done and over with in a very timely manner and with out me having to make multiple trips to and from Michigan. The outcome of my case was the one I was looking for and I highly recommend this firm!”

  • I definitely would recommend Mr White and his team to anyone who needs assistance.

    “Mr White and his team were amazing during my legal battle. I am so thankful we decided to go with him. The staff was always knowledgeable, helpful and respectful. I definitely would recommend Mr White and his team to anyone who needs assistance.”

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    “Let me start by saying that compassion, dignity, and respect, hold the most value for me. It's not everyday that you would need an attorney, but when you do it's important to find one that believes in the same values as you do. This law firm does an outstanding job keeping those values and did an amazing job on my case. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for representing us and I will highly recommend this law office to everyone I know!”

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    “People v. A.D. (2014) - "My son was facing his third gun charge. His first lawyer died on Christmas Day. Jamie White took over the case when it was already in a late phase of the case. My son was serving a year from a prior gun charge and Mr. White had almost all of the charges thrown out. My son was sentenced to nine months with time served, nothing except a mark on his record. Mr. White got him from being in jail with a third gun charge looking at 10 to 15 years with habitual to a plea to a gun charge with time served for nine months. Thank you White Law for what you did!"”

  • I am indebted to Mr. White and White Law for the rest of my life. They are like family to me.

    “People v. F.T. (2009) - "When my case started, it looked like my life was over with. I didn’t know what to do. I was charged with first degree criminal sexual assault and six counts of rape; I was facing prison for the rest of my life. I went to jail, my children were taken from me… I didn’t know what to do. ​ A friend of mine recommended White Law PLLC and attorney James White. They jumped right into my case and my situation. Mr. White opened my eyes and shined the light on my case; they did everything in their power to help me. They hired a private investigator and expert witnesses. The last week of my trial, I was in the office almost every day; I know that Mr. White put his heart and soul into my trial, and that he believed in me. ​ When my trial began, everyone that I saw would look at me funny, like I was a bad person. By the time the witnesses had finished testifying at trial, everyone was using those bad looks for my accusers. I was found not guilty and cleared of all charges. ​ God helped me through White Law PLLC, and I am indebted to Mr. White and White Law for the rest of my life. They are like family to me. If you’re in trouble and you think your life is over, call White Law. They gave me my wife, my family, and my life back."”

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