Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims of dog bites and animal attacks in cases throughout Michigan. We represent a wide range of clients in these cases, including children, postal workers, and utility workers. Pit bulls are considered one of the most dangerous dog breeds to own. According to the National Canine Research Council, in 2010, 33 fatalities occurred within a human population of more than 308 million and a canine population estimated at over 78 million. Although pit bulls remain a small part of the dog population they contribute to the majority of fatalities and injuries each year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that from 2006-2008 pit bulls were found responsible for nearly 60% of deaths in the United States dog bite fatalities. Often times dog bites can result in severe injuries such as disfigurement resulting from scars, injection, broken bones, nerve damage, and even pain and suffering.
Other dangerous dog breeds to look out for include:
- German Shepard
- Pres Canario
- Doberman Pinschers
- Chow Chow
According to recent statistics, each day, about 1,000 U.S. citizens require emergency care treatment for a dog bite injury. The majority of those injured are children ranging in age from 5-9 years old. For dog bite preventive purposes, it is important to remember to supervise your younger children playing with the family dog at all times. In addition, to minimize dog aggressiveness the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest to neuter, don’t play aggressive games, properly socialize and train your dog, and immediately seek professional advice if your dog develops aggressive behavior.
Michigan Dog Bite Laws
There are specific Michigan laws that apply to dog bite cases. Owners and keepers of dogs in Michigan are strictly liable for dog bites and attacks. This means that the dog bite victim does not have to prove that the owner was negligent, only that he or she was bitten or attacked by the dog. There are also strict Michigan leash laws that hold the dog owner liable if their unleashed dog bites or attacks an innocent person.
Owners of dogs should know important information about their dog and things that they can do to prevent dog bites and attacks.
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