Our Michigan dog attack attorneys handle lawsuits for victims of dog attacks. These dog attacks often involve a bicyclist riding on a public street who is chased by a dog and either bitten or injured when knocked off of the bicycle. Injuries from these bicycle knockdowns can be severe and often result in broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other injuries caused by falls. When a bicyclist suffers injuries from being knocked down by a dog or bitten by the dog while riding a bike, the victim is entitled under Michigan law to pursue a dog bite case against the dog owner.
Under Michigan law, the person who owns, keeps, or harbors the dog responsible for a dog 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 and a person suffers injuries from being knocked down by 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. Many dog owners do not abide by this law and allow their dogs to run freely in streets and parks. When a person is injured after being chased by a dog or bitten by a dog, the dog owner is responsible for the injuries suffered in the dog attack. This includes compensation for pain and suffering, a scar or disfigurement, and payment of medical expenses related to the dog attack.
If you were chased on your bicycle and either bitten or knocked down by a unleashed or uncontrolled dog, you should contact our Michigan dog bite lawyers 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 bite 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.