Few things are more frightening than being attacked by a dog. A dog attack can leave the victim severely injured and traumatized. Tragically, the injuries can be fatal. The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg at 1-800-LEE-FREE will review your Michigan dog bite or dog attack case at no charge.
We have been successfully handling Michigan dog bites and Michigan dog attack cases for over 40 years. We have a team of experienced Michigan dog bite lawyers and Michigan dog attack lawyers dedicated to helping injured dog attack victims get the compensation they deserve.
We represent a wide variety of dog bite victims, including utility workers, children, parents and seniors. We have helped our clients recover millions for medical bills, puncture wounds, scarring, nerve damage, pain and suffering and emotional scarring.
You pay nothing until we settle your Michigan dog bite case.
What is the Michigan Dog Attack Law?
In Michigan, there are three theories of liability for Michigan dog attacks.
First, a person can bring a lawsuit under the Michigan dog bite statute, MCL 287.351. Second, a person can file a lawsuit under Michigan common law strict liability. Third, a person can file a lawsuit asserting basic negligence principals against the dog owner. The principal defendant in most Michigan dog bite and Michigan dog attack cases is the dog owner.
Michigan Dog Leash Law
The Michigan Leash Law has been mostly unchanged since its original enactment in 1919. The law mandates that except for so-called working dogs, guard dogs, farm dogs, hunting dogs or other such dogs, no dog owner shall allow his or her dog to stray unless held properly in leash.
The Michigan dog leash law also requires all dogs 6 months or older to be licensed and wear a collar and tag approved by the director of agriculture.
The statute is MCL 287.262, which states the following:
It shall be unlawful for any person to own any dog 6 months old or over, unless the dog is licensed as hereinafter provided, or to own any dog 6 months old or over that does not at all times wear a collar with a tag approved by the director of agriculture, attached as hereinafter provided, except when engaged in lawful hunting accompanied by its owner or custodian; or for any owner of any female dog to permit the female dog to go beyond the premises of such owner when she is in heat, unless the female dog is held properly in leash; or for any person except the owner or authorized agent, to remove any license tag from a dog; or for any owner to allow any dog, except working dogs such as leader dogs, guard dogs, farm dogs, hunting dogs, and other such dogs, when accompanied by their owner or his authorized agent, while actively engaged in activities for which such dogs are trained, to stray unless held properly in leash.
We Come To You
We understand it can be difficult to travel to a lawyer. With offices throughout the State of Michigan, we can come to you. You pay nothing until we settle your Michigan dog bite or Michigan dog attack case.
We Answer Your Questions
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg will answer any questions you have about your Michigan dog bite or dog attack case.
We also investigate how the dog bite occurred, including reviewing police and animal control reports, public records and vet records. We interview witnesses to the attack to get the full story to win your case. We also review medical records, consult with medical experts and find all possible insurance policies to ensure you get the most compensation possible.
Call a Michigan Dog Attack Lawyer
The Law Offices of Lee Steinberg and 1-800-FEE-FREE are experts in Michigan dog bite and dog attack cases.
Our experienced team of Michigan dog bite lawyers is dedicated to fighting to get you the compensation you deserve. Our Michigan dog attack attorneys have been representing individuals attacked by dogs for over 40 years.
Please call our Michigan dog bite lawyers at 1-800-LEE-FREE (1-800-533-3733) or fill out the Free Case Evaluation Form so we can answer any questions you may have about Michigan dog bite and Michigan dog attack law. We are the Michigan dog bite experts. You pay nothing until we settle your dog bite case. Let us help you today.
So we get a lot of questions here, and a lot of calls regarding Michigan dog bite cases. And the Michigan Dog Bite Law is fairly simple. Under the law, a dog bite owner is statutorily liable for any dog bite that occurs because of their own dog biting somebody. So if a person is bit by a dog, that person can sue the dog owner for any damages that accrue from the dog bite. So long as number one, the dog wasn’t provoked, and number two, the person wasn’t trespassing on the dog owner’s property. Now, so what compensation can you get? You can get lost wages, payment of medical expenses, emotional distress compensation, compensation for pain and suffering, scarring. All of these different damages are available to a person who is bit by a dog under the Michigan Dog Bite Statute.