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Michigan Animal Attack Lawyer Discusses National Dog Bite Statistics

Our Michigan dog bite attorneys are reporting national dog bite statistics given by  According to, 4.7 million people per year sustain a dog bite. Of those 4.7 million individuals, 800,000 receive medical attention for their dog bite. Children are by far the most common victims of dog bite attacks. Half of those who need medical attention for a dog bite are children. These dog attacks generally happen during everyday activities and while interacting with a familiar dog.

What To Do When Bitten By A Dog In Michigan

When an individual is bitten by a dog in Michigan there are four things they should do according to

  1. If the dog’s owner is present, request proof of rabies vaccination, and get the owner’s name and contact information
  2. Clean bite wound with soap and water as soon as possible
  3. Consult your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if it’s after hours
  4. Contact the dog’s veterinarian to check vaccination records.

How To Prevent A Dog Bite Attack

Taking the proper precautions will help reduce the chance of being bitten or attacked by a dog. suggests 5 precautionary measures everyone should take to ensure their safety:

  1. Be Cautious around strange dogs
  2. Never leave a baby or small child alone with a dog
  3. Be alert for potentially dangerous situations
  4. Teach children to be careful around pets. Children must learn to not approach starnage dogs or try to pet dogs through fences.
  5. Ask owners for permission to pet their dog before doing so.

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If you would like more information about your legal rights after a dog bite injury or attack, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite and Animal Attack Handbook" by Michigan dog bite attorney Lawrence J. Buckfire. The book explains the laws on Michigan bites and animal attacks, your legal rights after a bite, and how to get the best money settlement for you injuries. Our book sells for $14.95 on Amazon but Lawrence will send it to you for FREE.

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Our Michigan dog bite lawyers will represent you in your case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

Our experienced Michigan dog bite lawyers will hire specialized investigators to document the incident, supplementing any evidence you have been able to collect. For more information on your legal rights after a an accident, call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our Michigan Dog Bite Lawyers about your case, or simply submit this contact form and we will get back to you quickly.

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