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If a dog runs through an “invisible fence” and bites, can I sue the dog owner?

Yes, if a dog runs through an “invisible fence” and bites causing serious injury you may be able to sue the dog owner. In fact, under Michigan law, the owner of a dog that bites a person without provocation while that person is on public property or lawfully on private property is liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten.

This Michigan dog bite law means that the dog owner is liable if the injury occurred because the dog owner was unreasonably careless in controlling the dog. This can include not restraining a dog on a chain and in particular when a dog runs through an invisible fence and attacks someone.

If you or a family member is bitten or attacked by dog that ran through an invisible fence, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers as soon as possible at (800) 606-1717 after the attack so that we can explain your legal rights to you and begin our investigation of the claim. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to prove and win your case. Call now for a free legal consultation!

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    Southfield, MI 48075
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