Dog Bite Lawyers

Holding Owners Responsible

Dog Bite Accidents

Although they can be man’s best friend, dogs can also cause serious injuries if they attack and bite or jump up and push a person down. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 800,000 people seek medical treatment due to dog bites each year in the United States, and young children are the most at risk. Dog owners should be familiar with the responsibilities and liability that come along with owning a dog.

Under Michigan law, dog owners have strict, or automatic, liability if their dog bites a person who was on public property or lawfully on private property and did not provoke the dog. The owner is unavoidably liable even if the dog had not shown any signs of viciousness prior to the bite. In many cases, a person’s homeowners’ insurance may cover damages from a dog bite.

A Dog Owner May Be Liable for Injury Their Canine Caused

A dog owner may also be liable for negligence if they know about a dog’s dangerous propensities or are negligent in failing to control/restrain the animal in a situation where it can be reasonably expected that injury could occur. A dog owner who owns their home can also be responsible for injuries if they know that their dog is dangerous and fail to warn or protect visitors they invite onto the property from harm.

If you or a loved one has been injured from a dog bite or attack, contact the attorneys at Gruel Mills today. We have significant experience in dog bite claims and will ensure that you get the best possible recovery.

To schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your dog bite claim with one of our experienced attorneys, please contact us online or call us at 616-235-5500. We handle dog bite cases on a contingency basis, which means you do not have to pay for our services unless we recover money for you.

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