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Is a dog owner liable if a dog runs out through a fence or jumps over gate and bites someone?

Yes, a dog owner is always held liable if their dog runs out through a fence or jumps over a gate and bites someone in Michigan. In fact, Michigan law states that the owner of a dog that bites a person without provocation while that person is on public property and or private property is liable for any damages suffered by the dog bite victim regardless of the viciousness of the dog or whether the owner knew of that viciousness. This is only of several laws that can be used to hold a dog owner liable for injuries suffered in the attack.  These laws can also be used to win a significant settlement for the victims.

The Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. personal injury law firm has represented dog bite victims and their families for over 40 years throughout the State of Michigan, and has the knowledge, expertise, and experience in handling these types of cases. We have a track record of obtaining sizeable Michigan dog bite settlements and jury verdicts for our injured clients and providing the best service possible.

For more information about our award winning law firm and to discuss your case with one of our best lawyers for your Michigan dog bite lawsuit, call our office now at (800) 606-1717. We offer a No Win, No Fee promise, meaning our clients do not pay a penny until the case is settled or won. Call today for your free consultation!

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  • 25800 Northwestern Highway #890
    Southfield, MI 48075
  • Phone: (248) 569-4646
  • Fax: (248) 569-6737
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