Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

Michigan Dog Bite Lawyer

What should you do if bitten by a dog?

If you are injured, you should receive medical attention.  You should also contact the local animal control agency to report the incident. You should also consider contacting a Michigan dog bite lawyer to determine the next steps.

Obtain copies of the following:

  • Medical records
  • Any written report to the animal control agency
  • Photos of the injury
  • Medical and prescription receipts

Liability for Dog Bites:

The laws used to determine dog owner liability for dog bites or attacks include:

  • Dog Bite Statute – When the dog has not been provoked, the owner is responsible for the injury.
  • One-Bite Rule -  When the owner knew or should have known of the dog’s dangerous propensities, the owner or keeper of the dog may be responsible for the injury.
  • Negligence Laws - Common-law Strict Liability – When the owner/keeper/ possessor (temporary caretaker) was careless in handling the dog and had prior knowledge of a propensity to attack, the owner/keeper/ possessor may be liable for the injury.

Please contact a Lansing dog bite attorney at The Nichols Law Firm, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with a dog bite lawyer to discuss your possible claim.

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Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

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