Michigan imposes what’s known as strict liability for all dog bites and attacks. That means that if you were lawfully in the place where you were bitten, and you didn’t provoke the animal before the bite, then the dog’s owner is responsible for your injuries:
- pain and suffering
- lost wages
- medical bills
Zuppke Law is your Metro Detroit dog bite law firm located in Royal Oak, Michigan.
Take a look at the Michigan dog bite law.
Act 73 of 1939
287.351 Person bitten by dog; liability of owner.
(1) 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 shall 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.
(2) A person is lawfully on the private property of the owner of the dog within the meaning of this act if the person is on the owner’s property in the performance of any duty imposed upon him or her by the laws of this state or by the laws or postal regulations of the United States, or if the person is on the owner’s property as an invitee or licensee of the person lawfully in possession of the property unless said person has gained lawful entry upon the premises for the purpose of an unlawful or criminal act.
Have you been bitten?
When winning is the only option, there’s only one Royal Oak dog bite law firm. Zuppke Law. We’ll get you every last penny that you deserve. Our firm is conveniently located just north of the Detroit Zoo at 25892 Woodward Ave. Initial consultations are always free. Pay nothing until we either settle or successfully litigate your claim. Let Zuppke Law bite back on your behalf. Contact us today.