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Dog bites and other animal attacks can cause serious injuries, permanent disfigurement, and even death. Often, these attacks are unprovoked. In addition to physical injuries, victims frequently suffer emotional scars and post-traumatic stress as well. If you have been bitten and seriously injured by a dog, you understand how traumatizing a dog bite can be.
At Michigan Injury Attorneys, we know how the pain and terror of an animal attack can affect your life. Our dog bite lawyer team works to hold the animal’s owner liable so that you have the resources you need to recover from your injuries.
There are several ways a dog owner can be held responsible in Michigan for injuries caused by their animal. The first is “strict liability.” Under Michigan law, if a dog bites a person without provocation on public property, or on private property (including the dog owner’s property) in most cases, the dog’s owner is liable for the bite victim’s damages.
There are some very limited exceptions, such as if the victim was unlawfully on the property or was there to commit a crime. But in general, if a dog bites a person unprovoked, the dog’s owner is responsible for the harm caused by their dog—even if they had no reason to believe their dog was dangerous.
A dog owner can also be held responsible for negligence, such as if they knew their dog had a history of biting but did not take measures to keep the dog contained or warn people that the dog could be dangerous. In fact, a person other than a dog’s owner can also be held liable for negligence in a dog bite case. For example, a landlord could be responsible for damages if he knew a tenant was keeping a vicious dog on the premises.
A dog owner may also be held liable for damages suffered by a person bitten by their dog if the owner violated local leash ordinances. Damages in a dog bite case can include both economic damages (such as medical bills and lost wages) and non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering).
At Michigan Injury Attorneys, we know that a dog bite injury is no laughing matter, and we work to get you compensation for the damages you suffered when an animal attacked you. While a financial recovery can’t make your injuries or trauma go away, it can offer you some financial security so that you can focus on what matters: getting better and taking care of your family.
While we always try to settle your case quickly and favorably, we are skilled litigators who are more than capable of advocating for you in the courtroom if necessary. Our goal is to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can get your life back. To learn more about what we can do for you, contact Michigan Injury Attorneys today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a dog bite lawyer.