Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent victims suffering serious injuries in a dog attack. These dog attacks often consist of a person being chased by a dog and suffering severe injuries while running away and trying to avoid the attack. Injuries can be dangerous and include nerve injuries, fractured bones, and other injuries caused by falls. When this happens, the victim is eligible under Michigan law to pursue a dog bite case against the dog owner.
Michigan law holds the person who owns, keeps, or harbors the dog responsible for a dog attack, regardless of prior knowledge (called, “strict liability” laws) of the fierceness 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 inconsiderate in regulating the dog.
Dog Leash Laws in Michigan
Michigan has a leash law that requires all dogs to be on a leash, which means the owner is reasonable to enforce this law by keeping their animal securely on a leash and under control when in public areas. Unfortunately, many dog owners do not implement this law and allow their dogs to run freely in streets and parks. When a person is injured after being pursued by a dog, the dog owner is accountable 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 chased by a dog in Michigan and suffered injuries as a result, you should contact our 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.
No Fee Promise for Dog Bite Accident Lawsuits
We will represent you in your Michigan dog bite case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact a Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer About Leash Laws
If you or someone you know suffers injures after being chased and attacked by a dog that was not on a leash or the dog owner did not follow the leash law in Michigan, you do have legal rights. Call our office now to discuss your legal rights. We will help you determine if you have a case and answer any questions that you may have regarding Michigan leash laws.
At Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. our top rated attorneys specialize in the area of animal attacks and dog bite injuries. We have considerable experience in these types of cases and a track record of obtaining sizeable settlements for their injured victims. Call us now to speak with one of our dog attack attorneys and we will start working on your case immediately gathering all the witness statements and evidence to win your case.