Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Goodwin & Scieszka has been handling Michigan dog bite cases for over 30 years. Michigan’s dog bite statute imposes strict liability on dog owners. If you were bitten, lawfully in the place that where you were bitten, and didn’t provoke the dog, then you’re likely entitled to compensation. Take a look at the Michigan dog

Dog Walk Liability

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 by

While is doesn’t feel like it today, it is spring. This is the time of year to stretch your legs from their hibernation and take your dog out for a walk. Goodwin & Scieszka wanted to remind you of Michigan’s dog bite statute:  287.351. Injuries by dogs; liability of owners Sec. 1. (1) If a

Dangerous Animal Liability

Thursday, 20 March 2014 by

Normally we talk about dog bites, but today we’re talking about dangerous animals. This is a much broader category that encompasses both Michigan dog bites and various other animal attacks. Below is the Michigan statute: Sec. 1. As used in this act: (a) “Dangerous animal” means a dog or other animal that bites or attacks a person,

Michigan Dog Bites

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 by

Have you ever taken a look at Michigan’s dog bite statute? Michigan’s dog bite statute imposes what is known as strict liability. Strict liability means that it doesn’t matter if you knew the former viciousness of your dog, or if your dog has ever bitten someone before. You’re responsible for the damages that your dog

Take a look at the Michigan dog liability statute: 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

Detroit has a laundry list of problems, and adding to that list are the thousands of stray dogs roaming the streets. People without jobs, forced to move out of their homes, who are fighting just to feed themselves were unable to care for their animals, and as a result they had to turn them loose.

Dog Bite Prevention [Infographic]

Monday, 23 September 2013 by

Let’s start with Michigan’s dog bite statute, it reads as follows: 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

A 54-year-old Sterling Heights woman was trying to defend her tiny Cairn Terrier against a Boxer Labrador when she was bitten. She received multiple wounds and lost her finger as a result of the accident. While it hasn’t been released what finger was lost, or whether or not it will be reapplied to the woman’s

brown cartoon dog with sharp teeth barkingAlmost 1 million people were hospitalized last year from dog bites and attacks. A significant number of those victims were children.

Children are particularly vulnerable to dog bites and attacks because of their small stature. Dogs that aren’t dangerous often injure children when they jump on them to play. Kids bitten by dogs often suffer from severe emotional trauma from the injury, and it can even affect the remainder of their lives.

So what can you do to avoid an animal related injury with a young child?

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