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

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

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.

Without a doubt, dogs are one of the most popular pets in the United States. If you don’t own a dog yourself, it’s very likely that you know someone who does or live in a neighborhood where you commonly see people out and about walking their dogs. But, unfortunately, so many dogs means that dog

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.

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