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Michigan Dog Bite Statute of Limitations: How Much Time To Sue

Michigan Dog Bite Time Deadline Lawsuit LawyersOur Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims of dog bites and attacks in cases throughout the State of Michigan.  We represent a wide range of clients, including children, postal workers, and utility workers.  These cases result in large settlements and jury verdicts for those bitten and attacked by dogs.

Is There a Time Limit to File a  Dog Bite Lawsuit?

Yes.  In Michigan, there are strict time limitations and deadlines, called the "statute of limitations," for filing dog bite lawsuits in Michigan.  If you miss the deadline, your case will be barred forever. 

What is the Michigan Dog Bite Statute of Limitations?

In Michigan, a person injured in a dog bite or dog attack must generally file a lawsuit within three years of the date of the accident under the statute of limitations. If you fail to meet that deadline, your case could be lost forever and you may not be able to sue for your injuries.  You will be unable receive a settlement if you wait more than three years.

Can The Dog Bite Statute of Limitations Be Extended?

In Michigan dog bite injury and attack cases where the injured person is a minor or legally incapacitated, this period is often extended beyond the three years.  For children bitten by a dog, a lawsuit can be filed until the child's 19th birthday even if the attack occurred during infancy.  The sooner you file your lawsuit, the better likelihood you will have of a favorable outcome.

Why is it Important to Hire a Dog Bite Attorney?

It is important to hire an experienced dog bite lawyer as soon as possible after the attack.  This will help locate witnesses and gather the evidence needed to get you the highest settlement.  It is also the best way to track down the insurance information from the dog owner to file your claim.  Studies show that hiring a lawyer for an injury case often results in a settlement three times greater than if you try to settle the case by yourself.

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For more information about your legal rights after a Michigan dog bite, you can order our FREE book, "The Ultimate Michigan Dog Bite & Animal Attack Handbook." This book serves as a guide to victims of Michigan dog bites and dog attacks on their legal rights. We will send out the book immediately to you.

Our No Fee Promise For Michigan Dog Bite Injury Cases

We will represent you in your Michigan dog bite injury 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 settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact Your Michigan Dog Bite Injury Lawyer

If you or a family member has been the victim of a Michigan dog bite or animal attack, you should contact our law firm immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time limitations for filing dog bite cases in Michigan. If you wait too long, your case may be barred forever.

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