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The Facts About Dog Bites

Wednesday, 10 December 2014 by

Dog bites are an incredibly common occurrence. 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year in the United States. This breaks down to a person being bitten by a dog every 75 seconds and over 1,000 people are sent to the emergency room every day as a result. In 2012, 27,000 people underwent reconstructive

For many pet owners, their pets are just like members of the family. They love their animal companions very, very dearly and they don’t want to think they would ever hurt anyone. But as much as we love our pets, even the most well behaved pets are still animals and are therefore prone to behaving

If you’re afraid of dogs, you’re not alone. Phobias of dogs, also known as cynophobia, are one of the most common types of phobias. In many cases, it’s completely understandable how a person would end up being afraid of dogs. Dog phobias are frequently caused in one of three ways: being bitten or attacked by

An unidentified Detroit man remains in severely critical condition after being viciously attacked by a pack of twelve pitbulls. A neighbor called police to the 4500 block of Pennsylvania on the night of Oct. 2 to report the dog attack. Police were forced to shoot at the dogs to stop the attack. One dog was

Dog owners Valbona Lucaj and Sebastiano Quagliata are facing second-degree murder charges after their dogs, two Cane Corsos, mauled and killed 46-year-old Craig Sytsma as he was jogging in Metamora Township in Lapeer County on the evening of July 23rd. The fatal attack came after the dogs in question had been involved in multiple other

Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Friday, 22 August 2014 by

Have you been injured because of a dog bite or attack? Did you know that you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries? Michigan’s strict liability dog bite law protects those injured who were lawfully in the place where they were bitten, and did not provoke the animal prior to the attack. Take a look at

Grosse Pointe Dog Bite Law

Wednesday, 13 August 2014 by

Michigan has a dog bite law that makes an owner strictly liable for the injuries that their dog causes. This law is applicable in all cities, counties, and townships around the state. However, did you know that there are also local ordinances to comply with? Grosse Pointe, for example, has their own dangerous dog statute.

Avoid a Dog Bite

Tuesday, 12 August 2014 by

Goodwin & Scieszka is your Michigan dog bite law firm. If you’ve been following our blog, then you know that we have been heavily writing about Craig Sytsma, a man from Metamora Township, Michigan, who was tragically killed as a result of a two dog attack while on an evening run just two weeks ago.

Did you know that an American has a 1 in 50 chance of being bitten by a dog each year? Did you know that in 2013, 38% of those people killed as a result of a dog bite or attack were living with the dog that killed them? Did you know that dog bites occur

Have you been injured in a Michigan dog bite? Goodwin & Scieszka is your 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

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