Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

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.

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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?

A Michigan personal injury claim is type of a law known as tort law. What is a tort you might ask? A Michigan tort claim is a civil wrong, other than a breach of contract, which the law has a remedy. A tort is a personal injury claim and a personal injury claim is a tort.

Think of personal injury claims as private causes of actions (i.e. lawsuits) that are enforced by private citizens. The purpose of a Michigan personal injury claim is to put the injured party back in the position they were in before the tort occurred.

So what’s a common Michigan personal injury claim?

Our firm specializes in Michigan dog bite claims. Specifically, we represent individuals injured by dogs in Detroit, Royal Oak, West Bloomfield, Southfield, Flint, and the surrounding areas.

If a dog bites you in Michigan, then we want to help you recover for your pain and suffering.

Have you ever taken a look at the Michigan dog bite statute?

On May 22nd, Caron, a Canadian and single mother of four, was playing tug-of-war with her Shih Tzu, Buster. During the game, Buster accidently bit Caron. One of Caron’s other Shih Tzus began to lick the wound. Not thinking anything of it, she went on with her day.

However, a few days following the event, Caron went to hospital feeling sick. She was put into a doctor-induced coma that lasted a month and a half. Her body had a severe reaction to the bacteria in the dog bite.

Did you know that someone in America seeks medical attention for an animal related injury every minute? By assessing a dog’s body language, then you can significantly reduce the likelihood of a dog bite.

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