People bitten by a dog can experience serious pain and suffering due to the severity of their wounds. Dog bites can cause deep lacerations, damage blood vessels, nerves and cause broken bones. These injuries take energy and time to recover from resulting in a loss of income due to lost days of work, as well as lasting psychological trauma.
If you have suffered a dog bite, you deserve compensation for your personal injury to help cover the cost of your medical expenses
Michigan is a “strict liability” state which means that the dog owner bears full responsibility for the dog and cannot claim ignorance of the dog’s aggressive behavior to avoid liability.
If they have homeowner’s insurance you may be able to claim compensation for your medical expenses. In some cases, if the injury is severe you may also be able to claim compensation for pain and suffering.
Dog bite claims are covered under Michigan’s MCLA 287.351 statute which specifically addresses dog bite injuries. In order to prove your claim, dog bite victims must meet the following criteria:
In Michigan, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases involving dog bites is three years from when the attack occurred. If you do not file your lawsuit within the deadline, your case will likely be rejected.
To make it easier to file your lawsuit on time and help win your case, a dog bite lawyer can help you navigate Michigan laws regarding personal injury specific to dog bites and guide you through the claim process.
After an attack, be sure to document when and where the dog bite occurred, as well as the injuries sustained.
If you have suffered a personal injury from a dog bite attack in the Detroit area, you deserve compensation. Our experienced lawyers at Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., will fight for your rights and help you sort through the Michigan dog bite laws to give you the best representation available. Call our law firm today on (866)-755-9502 for a free consultation.
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