Our dog bite attorneys in Michigan recently filed a dog bite lawsuit on behalf of a man who was attacked and bitten by a pit bull while walking his own dog in his front yard. The pit bull was owned by our client’s neighbor, and managed to escape from the neighbor’s back yard due to defective fencing. The neighbor was a tenant and was renting the home. The pit bull attack took place in the City of Madison Heights. Madison Heights Animal Control quarantined the pit bull after the accident.
Our client suffered injuries from the attack and has received treatment for those injuries. His injuries from the incident include bites and permanent scarring to his right wrist and forearm, as well as scrapes to his left leg and shin.
Under Michigan law, if a fence is defective or a dog runs out through a fence and bites or attacks someone on public property, the owner of that dog is liable for any damages suffered. Because the owner of the dog is a renting tenant, the owner of the household may also be held liable as the house should be properly maintained, including the fence.
The dog bite lawsuit seeks damages for the pain and suffering and disfigurement and was filed against the neighbor and the land lord due to a failure to properly restrain and control the pit bull. We filed the claim in the Oakland County Circuit Court. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or someone you know was attacked by a neighbor’s dog, call our to award winning law firm today to discuss your case with one of our best lawyers for your Michigan dog bite lawsuit. Our attorneys have significant experience in these types of cases and have a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for our injured dog bite clients. Call now at (800) 606-1717 for your free, no obligation consultation and learn your legal rights!