Michigan Dog Bite Statute: Do I have a Dog Bite Lawsuit | Scott Goodwin Law

Michigan Dog Bite Statute: Do I have a Dog Bite Lawsuit

by / Monday, 23 June 2014 / Published in Dog Bites

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 of the dog, the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.

(2) A person is lawfully on the private property of the owner of the dog within the meaning of this act if the person is on the owner’s property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him or her by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or if the person is on the owner’s property as an invitee or licensee of the person lawfully in possession of the property unless said person has gained lawful entry upon the premises for the purpose of an unlawful or criminal act.

Do I have a dog bite law suit?

So long as you haven’t trespassed onto someone’s property or provoked the dog that bit you, then you likely have a valid Michigan dog bite claim. Goodwin & Scieszka investigates all dog bite claims for free.

If you’ve been injured because of someone else’s dog, then contact our firm today and let us get you the recovery that you’re entitled to.

United States dog bite statistics:

  • Last year insurers paid more than $1 billion in claims to victims of dog bites, with over 830,000 attacks requiring medical attention.
  • Every 40 seconds someone in the United States seeks medical treatment for a dog or animal bite related injury, and dog bites disproportionately affect children under 13 years of age, with the most vulnerable group being 5 to 9 years old.

Don’t fight alone, call Goodwin & Scieszka today. We are well-versed in all facets of injury law and represent clients in all cases from slip and fall accident claims to workers compensation suits. Contact us to see how we can help you get fair compensation for your injuries from others’ negligence.