Michigan Dog Bite Attorneys

Michigan Dog Bite Attorneys

by / Wednesday, 23 July 2014 / Published in Dog Bites

Have you been injured because of someone else’s dog? If you have, Michigan has tough dog bite laws that entitle you to compensation for your injuries, and Goodwin & Scieszka are your dog bite attorneys. It doesn’t matter if that owner says that their dog has never bitten anyone else before, Michigan imposes strict liability on all dog owners.

Dog owners are responsible for any dog bite that’s not provoked when the person bitten is lawfully in the place where the bite occurred. Take a look at Michigan’s dog bite laws.

287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner.

Sec. 1.

(1) If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.

(2) A person is lawfully on the private property of the owner of the dog within the meaning of this act if the person is on the owner’s property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him or her by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or if the person is on the owner’s property as an invitee or licensee of the person lawfully in possession of the property unless said person has gained lawful entry upon the premises for the purpose of an unlawful or criminal act.

If you’ve been injured by a dog bite you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. After a dog or animal bite it’s very important to contact a Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting. Witnesses, victims, medical care providers, and police may not have a clear memory of your dog bite accident and circumstances weeks or months after. Get the justice you deserve.

Our Michigan lawyers have already handled many Michigan dog bite cases, and we’re ready to help you win a fair and just settlement. Call us anytime, 24 hours a day, and we will be happy to serve you. Remember, our attorneys fight for you. 

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