Dog Bite Lawyer in Michigan

When you talk about injuries caused by dog bites in the State of Michigan, the legal claims that result from the bite involve Michigan’s dog bite statute found in MCL Section 287.351. The statute states that:

(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.

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What Should I Do After a Dog Bite Injury?

Dog bites can involve serious injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured by a dog bite, the absolute first thing you should do is seek medical treatment. The dog bite victim’s health is the paramount consideration. If the victim needs immediate medical attention, someone should call an ambulance. After medical treatment has been sought, it is important to photograph the injuries. This can help with the processing of your claim to make sure you obtain the compensation you deserve. You also want to make sure that all the pertinent information is gathered from the dog’s owner. This might involve specific information about the dog such as its breed, age, history of treatment, history of behavior and other potential information. You will also want information about the owner such as their address, name, and insurance policy information. After all of this, we recommend reporting the dog bite to the relevant authorities such as the health department. Lastly, you need to consult with a dog bit attorney immediately to make sure you understand all of your legal rights and have representation in resolving any legal claims. 

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Dennis E. Sawan

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Dennis P. Sawan

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Licensed in Ohio and Georgia

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Christopher A. Sawan

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