Dog owners, particularly, those who keep breeds notorious for the propensity to attack and bite, stubbornly refuse to believe that their precious pet would ever do such a horrible thing. The reality is, is that the pet dog — even the sweet and happy toy dog — is an animal with inherent instincts to attack and bite.
In Michigan, an owner of a dog that bites another is strictly liable for damage caused (e.g., physical disfigurement, pain and medical bills). [MCL 287.351]. So, regardless of the breed or the dog owner’s belief that their dog would never bite someone, the reality remains: dog bite incidents do happen. And when they do, you need a law firm with experience in handling personal injury claims arising out of a dog bit incident.
Because our Personal Injury Team of lawyers, Tim Smith, Page Graves and Brad Wierda have been helping dog bite victims in this area of personal injury law on a daily basis, we are able to help those who have been involved in dog bite incidents in Northern Michigan and the State, to protect their legal rights under the Michigan dog bite statute.
At Smith & Johnson, Attorneys, P.C., our Personal Injury team is available and ready to meet with you for a FREE consultation.
Please contact Smith & Johnson now, TOLL-FREE at 1-866-946-0700, to schedule your free consultation and protect your legal rights.