Whether in their homes, yards, or in public, dog owners have a responsibility to keep their pets secured and under control at all times. So, if you’re bitten by a dog, the owner may be considered negligent—or careless—and could be held responsible for your injury-related expenses. This may include medical treatments, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Dog bite laws are complicated, and establishing an owner’s liability after your dog bite can be difficult without an experienced Michigan dog bite attorney on your side. Grove and Associates knows how to investigate your attack and gather evidence to build a strong claim for you.
Types of Dog Bite Claims
Michigan law states that dog owners are responsible for victims’ medical bills after bites and pain and suffering incurred, even if the dog has no history of attacks. If you were bitten by a dog, our lawyers can help you determine if you have a claim.
If a dog bites a person, the dog’s owner can be held liable for any damages suffered by the victim as long as the victim did not provoke the attack and was legally on the property where the attack occurred. Even if the dog had previously displayed good behavior and wasn’t known by the owner to bite, the owner can still be held liable under the statute.
To prove negligence requires proof that the dog’s owner owed a legal duty to the victim, and that the victim’s injury resulted from a breach of that duty.
This statute requires that a person’s dog went on the property of another without permission.
A battery claim may arise if the dog’s owner intentionally tried to harm the victim with the dog.
Proving liability after a dog bite can sometimes be difficult, but our law firm has the experience and the legal knowledge to investigate the attack and build a strong claim for you.