What are the Dog Bite Laws in Michigan?

Whether you are the victim of a bite yourself, or you simply want to stay informed, you may have asked: what are the dog bit laws in Michigan? Personal injury from a dog bite is a matter that should be taken seriously, and the team at Mumford Schubel Law Office has the experience and knowledge to help you through what your or a loved one’s options are if they are a victim.

Our team works with clients to help them through the legal process of receiving an injury from a dog bite and provide consultation for victims to let them know whether we think there is a case for reimbursement from injury.

Don’t push off legal matters

Obviously, the first thing to do after a victim receives a dog bite is to get the injury treated at a licensed medical facility. However, after the victim has been treated, Mumford Schubel Law Office recommends discussing the incident with our legal team as soon as you can. Because injuries are only able to have a lawsuit filed up to three years from the date of the bite, unless the victim is a minor, it is important to work through the case with a professional legal team shortly after the incident.

This ensures that the issue is not only resolved for the victim quickly, but also keeps all information surrounding the incident accurate and up to date.

What the laws say

Dog bite laws in Michigan specifically state that if a dog bites a person without provocation, while the person was on public property, or lawfully on private property, including the property of the owner of the dog, that the owner then is liable for any damages that the person who has gotten bit has suffered. This is regardless of any prior vicious behavior that the owner may or may have not known about.

Mumford Schubel Law Office will discuss with you exactly what happened during your situation and work to protect victims that need legal representation because of injuries they have suffered as well as those that need to protect themselves from a fraudulent claim.

Mumford Schubel Law Office is the experienced team that dog bite victims and dog owners under threat of a fraudulent claim can count on when they require legal representation or counsel for a case. If you want to further understand dog bite laws in Michigan or desire speaking with one of our attorneys about a recent situation you have faced, contact us today!