If you are the victim of a dog bite or dog attack, hire ZuppkeLaw to “Bite Back”!

  • Have you sustained a severe injury due to a dog bite?
  • Has your young child been seriously bitten by a dog?
  • Does your child need plastic surgery due to getting bitten by a dog?

If you’ve been bitten by a dog or your loved one has, then ZuppkeLaw® has the experience to help you get the outcome you deserve for this serious situation. ZuppkeLaw has been protecting the rights of dog bite victims for decades. From poodles to pit bulls, we have the experience you need to get the dollars you deserve. 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.

At ZuppkeLaw, we have been handling dog bite cases for nearly four decades. We have the tenacity and experience to maximize your recovery by helping with the resources to build a solid dog bite case. Most of these cases are defended by insurance companies, which can lead to you and your family not getting what you merit after this traumatic event. So, don’t get fooled by an insurance company who tries to buy you off cheap and doesn’t give you the compensation you deserve. Call ZuppkeLaw, if you know that Winning is Your Only Option®!

Dog Bite Laws In The State Of Michigan

In the state of Michigan, if someone is bitten by a dog, then it comes down to the responsibility of the owner. The owner of the dog is at fault for any serious injuries that are sustained to a person no matter how old he or she may be. If your small child is seriously injured and a chunk is taken from his or her face play fighting with a dog, then he or she will need to have plastic surgery to repair the damage. Play fighting with a dog can quickly become much more serious and catastrophic, especially if the dog doesn’t know when to stop and the child is very small. While not all dogs are vicious, play fighting with a dog and a child can quickly turn severe. Many children have been severely injured to the point of needing plastic surgery because the dog doesn’t know how to behave or they feel threatened by the child.

On the other hand, it doesn’t matter how the bite came to be; it’s still under the liability of the owner. If the dog bite occurred with provocation on public property or it was lawfully on private property, then the owner is still the one who suffers the damages due to the bitten person. Regardless, if you were coming to visit someone and his or her dog got too aggressive and bit you drawing blood, then that person would be at fault for the dog bite and you could bring charges against him or her.

Understanding What Happens When You Are Bit By A Dog In Michigan

When a dog bites a person, the animal would be taken from the house and impounded in an animal shelter. The dog will also be quarantined in the animal shelter. Once the dog has been quarantined, the owner will be charged with a misdemeanor. This misdemeanor is called the Harbouring A Vicious Dog and it’s under the Ord. No. 1095, § 1, 5-10-83; Ord. No. 1383, § 1, 9-18-95; Ord. No. 1575 , § 1, 5-2-10. Unlike in other states, Michigan criminalizes the owner of the dog that bites regardless if they are indeed vicious. The owner will need to pay the medical bills of the person who was attacked. These bills can be very pricey as well, especially if the child needs plastic surgery to repair the face or another area of the body that was badly attacked. Once the medical bills are taken care of, there will be a lawsuit to address the misdemeanor as well as a possible suing. The suing can be for disfigurement, pain, and suffering of the dog bite victim.

Why ZuppkeLaw?

Experience, Tenacity, and Compassion!

At ZuppkeLaw, we have the experience, tenacity, and compassion needed to get you the recovery you deserve. Our reputation for fierce and unrelenting litigation in the courtroom started in 1980, when David F. Zuppke first started the practice.

It takes more than raw aggression to win cases. It takes dedication and hard work. Successful litigation requires a solid strategy and a love for the law. It takes an understanding and compassion for injured victims. That’s what you should expect from your attorney.

When you hire ZuppkeLaw, you can expect all of those things. So, if you are the victim of a personal injury, call ZuppkeLaw now. When Winning is the Only Option®.

How much money is this going to cost up front?

Not a dime. ZuppkeLaw handles all of our Michigan dog bite lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid until you get paid.