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Is a landlord liable if a tenant’s vicious dog attacks or bites a person?

Yes, a landlord can be held accountable or liable if a tenant’s vicious dog attacks or bites a person. Most people are aware that they have a legal right to sue the dog owner for their injuries, but less know that a person may be able to sue the landlord of a tenant dog for injuries suffered from the dog bite.  In order for a dog bite victim to hold the Michigan landlord liable, the landlord must have been aware of the tenant’s dangerous dog, for example, the tenant’s dog tried to attack someone in the past, the landlord’s response to the knowledge of the tenant’s dangerous dog was unreasonable, and person injured by the vicious dog took place on the Michigan landlord’s property or next to the property.  If all of these conditions apply, than the landlord is liable for the tenant’s vicious dog attack and you do have the legal right to sue the landlord for your dog bite injuries.

Call our office now at (800) 606-1717 if you or someone you know suffers injuries in a Michigan dog bite attack by a tenant’s vicious dog.  Under Michigan law, you do have the legal right to sue the dog owner, but you also may be able to hold the landlord liable as well. Our experienced Michigan Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. dog attack attorneys will discuss your case with you and determine whether or not you can hold the landlord liable as well for the injuries you suffered in the Michigan dog attack. We will also represent you in your vicious tenant’s dog bite case under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees until we win or settle your case. Call today for your free consultation!

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    Southfield, MI 48075
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