Dog Owners Are Strictly Liable For Injuries

According to the dog bite law in Michigan, if a dog bites a person:

  • Without provocation
  • While the person is on public property, or
  • Lawfully on private property, or on
  • Property of the owner of the dog

the owner of the dog shall be liable for any damages suffered by the person bitten.

The statute is clear that the dog owner's responsibility is regardless of whether the dog had a history of viciousness, or whether the owner knew that the dog was vicious.

Additionally, case law states that if you are a landlord, and you know that your tenant's dog is vicious, you can be held liable for your tenant's dog bite wounds.

Our Experienced Lawyers Can File A Dog Bite Claim For You

A dog bite can cause serious bodily harm, and permanent emotional or physical scarring. When we meet with you, we will go over the necessary steps for a strong case in your favor.

Before we file a complaint in court on your behalf our lawyers discuss with you whether there were witnesses to injuries, who they are and if they are willing to testify if the case does not settle before going to trial.

We Are Prepared, Even If Your Case Does Not Go To Trial

Most cases will not go to trial, but our attorneys create each case anticipating that it will go to court. Our steadfast preparation means a solid path to securing the optimal compensation for your injury.

Serafini, Michalowski, Derkacz & Associates, P.C. is located in Sterling Heights. We provide legal services throughout Michigan.

Call a dog bite lawyer toll free at 866-316-2867 for a free phone consultation, or contact us online.