My wife caught the entire event on camera, but the neighbor still insists he can press charges for his dog’s minor injuries.
There is nothing you could do to get me to move away from rural Michigan. The amber hues on the tree leaves each autumn paint a sublime backdrop to the landscape that stretches in every direction. I love going to the lake and taking a swim or casting out a line to catch a bass or a trout. Although my kids are still too young to swim, we still take them out with us and let them wade in the water with life preservers on. Although the winters are brutal and unrelenting, there is a gentler side of Michigan that is revealed when life begins again anew each year following the spring thaw. Since we live so far out of the city, we’re lucky to be secluded from all of our closest neighbors. We have a sense of peace and solitude that few ever experience in life, regardless of whatever country or city they live in. Even with all of these factors, I still had to take my daughter to the emergency room last week aftering getting bitten by the neighbor’s dog. We were all out in the front yard just an hour before sunset one evening when I heard barking and the sound of an animal running at breakneck speed in our direction. The dog lunged for my daughter and I had to injure it with a shovel to save my daughter’s life. My wife caught the entire event on camera, but the neighbor still insists he can press charges for his dog’s minor injuries. Even after showing him my daughter’s injuries and indicating that we had it on video, he wouldn’t relent. I need to find a personal injury lawyer for dog bites but there are none in this part of Michigan. I guess I’ll have to look in the cities in the immediate area. I’m only an hour north of Detroit so I should have many options down in that part of Wayne County.