Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Flint, Michigan has a vicious dog bite statute: (1)     Any dog with a propensity, tendency or disposition to attack, to cause injury or otherwise endanger the safety of human beings or other domestic animals; or (2)     Any dog which has previously attacked or bitten a human being or other domestic animal other than under the

Do you own a dog in West Bloomfield, Michigan? If so, you should be aware of the dangerous dog ordinance. This type of ordinance protects the public from dog bites by imposing civil penalties against a dog’s owner in the event that their dog attacks. Let’s take a look at the statute: Dangerous dog means

If you’ve been attacked and injured by a dog in the Detroit area, then Goodwin & Scieszka is your personal injury firm. Have you taken a look at Michigan’s strict liability dog bite statute? 287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner. Sec. 1. (1) If a dog bites a person, without provocation while the

Do you live in Royal Oak, Michigan? Do you have a dog? Royal Oak has a dog bite ordinance that allows the city’s Animal Control Officer to make a determination that your dog is dangerous and thus must be registered with the city. It’s Royal Oak’s effort to avoid more Michigan dog bites. Take a

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.