Dog Bites/Animal Attacks

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Michigan Dog Bite Attorneys

Dog Bite statistics nationwide are alarming. Nearly 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs each year and 50% of dog bite fatalities are children under 10 years old. Fatal dog attacks usually occur very near the family home. More than half of the fatalities from dog bites and dog attacks were inflicted by Pit Bulls and Rottweiler dogs, Rottweiler’s statistically being the most fatal. Other dog breeds in Michigan considered to be most statistically likely to bite are German Shepherds, wolf hybrids, Chow Chows, and Dobermans. Nearly 2% of the population are nipped or bitten by dogs, either vicious dogs or merely undisciplined.

Before your dog attack or serious dog bites, chances are you never thought about Michigan dog bite law. Statistics on dog bites and dog attacks in Michigan reveal that the great majority of dog bites and attacks are suffered by children under 12 years of age. Dog bites and attacks are unpredictable and terrifying. This is why hiring the best lawyer to handle your dog bite claim is critical. Under Michigan law, a dog owner is liable for a bite or attack, regardless of whether the dog displayed vicious tendencies. However, in some cases, an owner may argue “provocation.” Our lawyers have filed and won these cases, successfully defeating the “provocation” defense on countless occasions.

MICHIGAN STATUTE

The Michigan statute [MCL 287.321] defines “dangerous animal” as a dog or other animal that bites or attacks a person, or a dog that bites or attacks and causes serious injury or death to another dog while the other dog is on the property or under the control of its owner. However, a dangerous animal does not include any of the following: an animal that bites or attacks a person who is knowingly trespassing on the property of the animal’s owner; an animal that bites or attacks a person who provokes or torments the animal; or an animal that is responding in a manner that an ordinary and reasonable person would conclude was intended to protect a person if that person is engaged in a lawful activity or is the subject of an assault.

If you or a loved one has been bitten or attacked by a dog, call us. The consultation is free, the advice is priceless and you never have to pay an attorney fee UNTIL we win.

We Offer Free Consultations

To find out more about the difference we can make in your animal attack or dog bite case, e-mail us or call us at 1-800-MUSTWIN (1-800-687-8946).

Our creative lawyers have the experience and knowledge to handle any type of dog bite case, whether it involves a child bitten by a neighbor’s dog or a bite that resulted from the underground dog fighting community.

We have seen many animal attacks, particularly pitbull attacks, that occurred as a side effect of illegal dog fighting. These animals are taught to kill. They are abused and mistreated. To make matters even more dangerous, they are often not stored securely. When they escape and attack, we can help you pursue compensation. We know how to take on these cases and get results.

We Know How to Win Dog Bite Cases

Our record for success is built on the fact that we are aggressive and that we do not back down from a challenge. We know the opposition may be fierce. That makes no difference to us. We go into every case with the full force of all of our knowledge, energy and creativity, ready to do everything it takes to see that you get the compensation you need to move forward with your life. For specific examples of dog bite cases we have won, visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.

To learn more, please visit our Dog Bite Information Center.

We are here to provide you the level of legal representation that you deserve.

Contact us today learn about the service our attorneys can provide in your dog bite or animal attack case.

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