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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

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: