Dog Bites Archive | Goodwin & Scieszka

Aggressive dog barking

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
Black dog with blonde paws barking aggressively

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

Stray dog at a shelter eating out of container

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

Scott Goodwin & James Scieszka standing side by side.

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?

Woman in wheelchair after amputated legs and arm from dog bite

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.

Dog Bites

Monday, 24 June 2013 by

Did you know that you have the right to sue someone if their dog bites you? That’s right, if someone’s pet beast attacks you and you are injured, you can sue them for money. Millions of dollars have been won off these lawsuits, and it is more serious than you may think. If a dog is not trained properly, it could inflict serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Pitbulls are a perfect example of a dangerous animal. The breed was reported to have been responsible for 15 of the 16 fatal dog attacks last year. In the past seven years, pitbulls were responsible for 151 deaths. If you have been seriously injured by a dog attack, do not hesitate to contact a lawyer because you deserve compensation.

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