Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

We recently covered a story about 46 year-old Craig Sytsma who was mauled to death by two deadly mastiff-like dogs in Metamora Township, Michigan. These deadly dogs have past viscous tendencies and they are set to be euthanized. However, now the owners are facing more legal troubles. The owners, a 45 year-old Italian man and

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Thursday, 31 July 2014 by

The Michigan dog bite statute imposes strict liability on a dog’s owner. Unless the person bitten was unlawfully in the place where the bite occurred, or the dog was provoked, then the dog’s owner is liable for the damages caused. Here, take a look at the Michigan dog bite statute: 287.351 Person bitten by dog;

Deadly Michigan Dog Bite

Monday, 28 July 2014 by

Craig Systsma, a 49-year-old man from Livonia, Michigan, is dead as a result of a viscous two dog attack that occurred last Wednesday, July 24, 2014, while he was on an evening run. Mid run, Mr. Systsma waived to a man mowing his lawn. Shortly after, running back towards his home, the man mowing his

Michigan Dog Bite Attorneys

Wednesday, 23 July 2014 by

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

Goodwin & Scieszka is your Michigan dog bite law firm. If you’ve been attacked by someone else’s dog, then you should be aware of your rights in Michigan. Michigan dog bites confer strict liability on a dog’s owner in the event that their dog attacks another person. What is strict liability? That means that fault

Michigan’s Dog Bite Laws

Monday, 14 July 2014 by

Michigan law imposes tough consequences on dog owners in the event that their pet bites another person. This is known as strict liability. When a dog bites, then the owner is presumed liable unless there’s a mitigating circumstance: 1) provocation or 2) trespassing. Have you ever seen Michigan’s dog bite law? Here, check it out:

Michigan’s dog bite statute imposes strict liability on all dog owners whose animal has bitten another person. It doesn’t matter if your dog has bitten before, what matters is that a person is injured and you, as the dog’s owner, are responsible. Have you ever looked at the Michigan dog bite law? 287.351 Person bitten

A couple weeks ago, a woman was attacked by 2 roaming pit bulls in Holland Township, Michigan. What’s worse is that the woman was attacked in her own backyard. The victim has been identified as 61 year-old Rhonda Schroeder. Apparently, the two pit bulls initiated their attack because of another small family friend’s dog that

Have you ever taken a look at Michigan’s dog bite statute? It provides an avenue of recovery if you’ve been injured in a severe Michigan dog bite accident. (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

We are Goodwin & Scieszka, and we’re you Michigan dog bite lawyers. Our firm has been practicing law in Michigan for almost 30 years. We pride ourselves on our compassion and our commitment to the practice of law. We know accidents and injuries disrupt lives. That’s why our attorneys use everything in our power to

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