Dog bite attacks can be serious incidents that result in a life-changing personal injury. According to a 2016 State Farm Insurance report, the state of Michigan ranks in the top ten states in the nation for dog bite cases. In addition, the state of Michigan is a “strict liability” state, which means that a dog owner is held liable for the actions of their dog in almost all cases.
These laws are put in place to protect Michigan residents, and dog bite lawyers can help you understand your unique situation, whether you’re a dog owner or a dog bite victim.
Our law firm can help you deal with insurance companies and help you seek the justice you deserve if you are injured by a dog bite. We are skilled dog bite attorneys in Ann Arbor and are here to help you know your rights and legal options under Michigan law.
There are a few things you need to do in order to file a claim for a dog bite injury under Michigan dog bite law. First, you need to be able to establish that the dog attack occurred, and secondly, you must be able to prove that the dog bite caused you pain and suffering.
In addition, as per the Strict Liability dog bite statute, a dog bite victim must be able to prove that they did not provoke the dog into biting them. The incident must have occurred on public property or on private property to which the dog bite victim had lawful access. These laws are in place to protect both dog bite victims and dog owners.
If a dog bite victim can prove these three key things, then they can sue for damages in the eyes of the law. At the law offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. in Macomb County, we’re here to help you understand dog bite law and pursue justice.
Since the details of each dog bite case are different, no one settlement or legal process will be exactly the same. The degree of pain and suffering caused by the dog bite will factor heavily into the settlement, as the well-being of the victim is of paramount importance. As such, the coverage available through the owner’s insurance as well as the total cost of rehabilitation and medical treatment will all contribute to the final settlement.
If you’ve been bitten by a dog, contact Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. today to schedule your free consultation. We service clients in Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and the Detroit Metro area. We’re skilled and experienced Michigan dog bite lawyers and personal injury lawyers who can help you minimize your pain and suffering, get the settlement you need, and help expedite your healing. Call our 24-hour, toll-free line at: 1-866-466-9912 today.
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