Our dog bite injury lawyers in Michigan represent victims of dog attacks in cases for personal injury damages. Our clients include individuals who enter a home for a business purpose. More frequently, we have handled cases involving health care workers who visit a home to provide services to someone living inside the home. This includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, wound care specialists, nurses, and attendant care service providers. The injuries from these dog bites are often severe and include nerve injuries, fractured bones, and permanent disfiguring scars.
A home health care worker bitten or attacked by a dog does have legal rights to sue the dog owner or homeowner for the dog bite injuries. A health care worker does not assume this risk of injury because he or she was requested to provide medical care or assistance to someone living in the home. If a dog has attacked or bitten before, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to protect visitors from another attack. Even if the dog has not bitten before, the dog owner is still liable for the injuries from a dog attack. There is no “free bite” law in Michigan for first time dog attacks. The only defense to the dog owner in these cases is if the victim provoked the attack or was a trespasser on the property.
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If are a home health care provider and were bitten or attacked by a 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.
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