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What are the dog bite laws in Michigan?

In Michigan, the law recognizes three different potential causes of action arising out of a dog attack. These include:

  1. Statutory Strict Liability – Commonly referred to as dog-bite statute – if a dog bites a person, without provocation, while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, the owner of the dog is liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten.
  2. Common Law Strict Liability – If someone owns or harbors a vicious dog and a person is harmed as a result of the dog’s vicious behavior, then the owner or keeper of the dog will be liable.
  3. Common Law Negligence – Dog or animal owner may be liable if the injury occurred because the dog owner was unreasonably careless in controlling the dog.

For more information on Michigan dog bite laws and your rights if you are bitten or attacked by a dog, you should order our FREE BOOK, "The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite & Animal Attack Handbook", and contact us discuss your case.  Call our experienced dog bite law attorneys today at 1-800-606-1717. We will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statement to win and settle your case.

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