Michigan has enacted statutory strict liability under what is commonly referred to as the dog-bite statute. Under this law, if a dog bites a person, without provocation, while the person is on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, the owner of the dog is liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten, regardless of the former viciousness of the dog or the owner’s knowledge of such viciousness.
This means that if you or someone you know was bitten by a dog in Michigan while lawfully on public or private property, the owner of the dog is automatically liable for any injury or damage the dog causes as long as the dog was not provoked. In addition, Michigan law makes clear that people considered lawfully on the private property of the owner includes social guests, friends, family members, contractors, postal employees, utility company workers, newspaper carriers, and other who were invited onto the property for a business or social purpose.
For more information regarding your rights after being bitten by a dog in Michigan, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with our top-rated Michigan dog bite lawyers. Our office will start working on your case immediately gathering all the evidence and witness statements to win and settle your case.
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