Our Michigan dog attack lawyers represent victims of dog bites and attacks. Injuries can be severe and include nerve injuries, fractured bones, and permanent disfiguring scars. When a person is injured by an attacking dog, the victim can pursue a case under Michigan law for the injuries suffered in the attack.
Dog attacks are often far more than only being bitten by a dog. Our dog attack attorneys are currently handling several cases in which the attack does not even involve a bite. In these cases, the victim can be knocked down or scratched by the dog or may even suffer injuries from a fall while running away from the dog. In one case, an elderly client fell and suffered a fractured vertebrae and a brain bleed after being pushed over by a large breed dog.
Michigan law holds the person who owns, keeps, or harbors the dog responsible for a dog bite or attack, regardless of prior knowledge (called, “strict liability” laws) of the viciousness of the animal. Also, the negligence law is used to hold the owner responsible for the attack. This means that the dog owner is liable if the injury occurred because the dog owner was unreasonably careless in controlling the dog. Michigan also has a leash law which requires dog owners to keep their dog on a leash and under control when in public areas.
Damage claims in Michigan dog attack lawsuits can be significant. They include compensation claims for pain and suffering, a scar or disfigurement, and payment of medical expenses related to the dog attack. Many victims suffer post-traumatic stress and other psychological injuries from being attacked and this can interfere with sleep patterns and enjoyment of regular activities.
If you attacked by a dog, you should contact our Michigan dog attack attorneys as soon as possible after the attack so that we can explain your legal rights to you and begin our investigation of the claim. We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means we do not charge any legal fees or costs until we win your settlement.
Get started on your Michigan dog attack case today by calling us at (800) 606-1717 or fill in the orange Get Help Now box on this page and press “Click to Send.” We will call you shortly to discuss your case.