After a Dog Bite in Michigan, Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Firm
There is no "free dog bite" in Michigan. Compensation for dog bite injuries is the responsibility of the dog's owner, whether there was any negligence on the part of the dog owner or the dog bite victim. That is what is meant by "strict liability," which spell out an owner's liability for dog bites.
On the other hand, when a dog bit someone because of provocation, this fact is sometimes an effective defense on the part of the dog owner.
Compensation After a Dog Bite Injury
When a dog owner is a home owner, his or her home owners' insurance is likely to be the source of compensation for the victim.
As is the case with any other personal injury, a dog bite can range from mild to near-catastrophic, depending on particulars. A dog bite that does not break the skin but simply bruises the victim, for example, may have been psychologically traumatic but not sufficient cause to bring a lawsuit.
At the other end of the spectrum of dog bite injuries, a pit bull mauling may have killed a victim or left him or her disfigured for life. In between these two extremes are a variety of injuries including:
- Puncture wounds
- Damage to tendons or muscle
- Threat of infection
- Injury requiring stitches now, and plastic surgery in the future
Contact an Oakland County Personal Injury Attorney
Learn how our Oakland County attorneys can help you after a dog bite incident or any personal injury. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer in our Farmington Hills law offices.