Our Michigan dog attack lawyers represent victims of dog attacks. These dog attacks often consist of a person being chased and suffering serious injuries as a result of being knocked down by a dog. This can occur while running away from the dog or trying to avoid the dog attack. Injuries from these knockdowns can be severe and often result in broken and fractured bones, and other injuries caused by falls. When a person suffers injuries from being knocked down by a dog, 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, the dog owner is responsible for the injuries suffered in the attack. This includes compensation for pain and suffering, a scar or disfigurement, and payment of medical expenses related to the dog bite attack.
If you were knocked down by a dog and suffered injuries as a result, you should contact our Michigan dog bite 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.
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