Who Pays A Dog Bite Claim?Typically, the homeowner’s insurance company for the dog owner pays the dog bite claim. Under Michigan law, the owner of the dog is liable for all damages that stem from the dog bite attack. Even if a dog did not bite but rather attacked an individual causing injury, the owner or possessor of the dog would be responsible for paying the claim if negligence is found. The homeowner’s insurance company would be responsible for paying the negligence claim too.
Unfortunately, dog training experts agree that nearly all dogs are capable of biting, even the good, trained ones. A dog that bites can be caused from several reasons, including excitement, fear and even dominance. Dog owners do have the responsibility to keep their dogs under control though. The principal defendant in most Michigan dog bite and dog attack cases is the dog owner.
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