Whether you were bitten by a vicious neighbor’s dog on the loose, or your child was bitten on the face by a family member’s dog, we can help protect your rights as a dog bite victim.
We recommend that you fully document your injuries and take pictures of the scene of the incident and gather the reports and other records from the local authorities, (police or fire or animal control). Find out who owns the animal when it is a stranger’s dog, and always contact the police following a bite.
NEVER talk to the dog owner’s insurance company until you have legal help. The adjuster or claims representative’s only job is to save the insurance company’s money. They will try and fool you. They will try and get you to settle cheaply. Don’t sign anything. Call ZuppkeLaw, if Winning is Your Only Option!
Dog Bite Laws In The State Of Michigan
In Michigan, the owner of a dog has certain legal obligations such as keeping their dog on a leash or otherwise tethered. Michigan law prohibits a dog owner from allowing their dog to run on the loose…even in parks. Dog owners are responsible for any injury caused by a dog bite unless the victim provoked the dog to bite, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and more.