Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

If you’re afraid of dogs, you’re not alone. Phobias of dogs, also known as cynophobia, are one of the most common types of phobias. In many cases, it’s completely understandable how a person would end up being afraid of dogs. Dog phobias are frequently caused in one of three ways: being bitten or attacked by

An unidentified Detroit man remains in severely critical condition after being viciously attacked by a pack of twelve pitbulls. A neighbor called police to the 4500 block of Pennsylvania on the night of Oct. 2 to report the dog attack. Police were forced to shoot at the dogs to stop the attack. One dog was

Dog owners Valbona Lucaj and Sebastiano Quagliata are facing second-degree murder charges after their dogs, two Cane Corsos, mauled and killed 46-year-old Craig Sytsma as he was jogging in Metamora Township in Lapeer County on the evening of July 23rd. The fatal attack came after the dogs in question had been involved in multiple other

Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers

Friday, 22 August 2014 by

Have you been injured because of a dog bite or attack? Did you know that you’re entitled to compensation for your injuries? Michigan’s strict liability dog bite law protects those injured who were lawfully in the place where they were bitten, and did not provoke the animal prior to the attack. Take a look at

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;