When my daughter moved to work as a paralegal in Detroit after having grown up in Hawaii her whole life, her mother and I were stunned, to say the least. But she’s our daughter and after having been offered a position at a prominent law firm, we knew that we’d be visiting Detroit more frequently than we ever thought possible.
Rather than having to buy expensive hotels multiple times a month, we thought it would be a great idea to rent a small one-bedroom apartment in the heart of the city, so we could at least have some place to call home while we were visiting our daughter. So, we ended up finding a small luxury apartment to call home.
Getting accustomed to Detroit was interesting, to say the least. We spent our entire lives on a beautiful tropical paradise, and I’ll be honest, I don’t know what was so great about Detroit that our daughter had to move her life here. However, we do what we can for our children, so my wife and I tried our best to get used to the hustle and bustle of city life.
Finding greenery around here is no easy task, and we really needed a little piece of home. Though we were unable to find a park that we loved, Riverside park at least had a view of the water— something we were desperately missing in our cramped apartment. We would spend our visits walking down by the water, waiting for our daughter to meet us for a quick lunch or dinner, counting down the minutes until we could get on a flight back to Hawaii.
Things took a turn for the worst, however, one afternoon when we were out walking. Out of nowhere this dog comes running towards my wife and when she tried to take a step back from it, it latched on to her ankle! I did what I could to get the dog off of her, but by the time I got it off, it had really done some damage to her leg.
Come to find out that the owner of the dog regularly walks the dog without a leash and supposedly has it has never been known to be violent. When the dog owner refused to cover my wife’s medical expenses, we knew we had to take action against him by hiring a personal injury lawyer in Detroit.
Fortunately, once we made it to court, the judge saw reason and held the dog owner accountable for the actions of their pet and my wife was awarded a large sum of money to handle her medical bills, lost income, and for her lost quality of life. Needless to say, we gave up our apartment and now we fly our daughter down to Kona whenever we want to visit with her.