We recently settled a dog bite lawsuit on behalf of a UPS driver who was bitten on the thigh by a pit bull while delivering a package in Interlochen, Northern Michigan. At the time of the attack, a neighbor was dog watching and let the pit bull outside without a leash. Our client was then attacked and bitten on public roadway.
She suffered minor injuries as result of the animal attack, however there was no permanent scarring as result of the bite on her thigh.
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 be 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 someone is bitten 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.
Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent United Postal Service (UPS) drivers in dog bite injury and animal attack cases. UPS drivers are often the victims of dog bite and animal attacks while delivering packages to their customer’s front or back door. Due to the fact that they get out of the truck to deliver makes them extremely vulnerable to attacks from unleashed and unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood. Being attacked by another animal, such as a cat, is also not uncommon for a UPS driver.
If you or someone you know is a UPS driver attacked by a dog while working on the job and suffers injuries, call our top rated Michigan dog bite injury lawyers now at (800) 606-1717. Our experienced attorneys will hire specialized investigators to document the incident, supplementing any evidence you have been able to collect. We will also represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until the case is settled or won. Call today for your free consultation and learn your legal rights.