Southfield, Michigan Dog Bite Law Firm
Did you know that strict liability is imposed on dog owners when their dog attacks? That means that the owner is liable unless the dog was provoked or the person bitten was unlawfully in the place where the injury occurred. Take a look at the Michigan dog bite law:
287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner.
(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 an attack it’s very important to contact a Michigan attorney as soon as possible. Don’t risk waiting. Remember, the dog’s former viciousness or lack thereof is irrelevant. All that matters is your injury.
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.